Identity & Purpose

Remember who you are and what you’re called to do…
There I was, feeling a swirl of emotion.
Knowing the truth, but not feeling it. Wanting to give in to the emotion I was feeling, yet knowing it’s not who I was or wanted to be.
And that’s when the Lord reminded me: Remember who you are. Remember who you are and what you’re called to do.
A simple sentence. A simple reminder. Packed full of truth and life.
A moment of loving correction. A moment of loving redirection.
Remember who you are. Remember who you are and what you’re called to do.
To stay out of envy. To stay out of strife. To stay out of selfishness. We need to remember who we are and what we’re called to do!
We need to know our identity and we need to know our purpose.
Our identity as sons and daughters of the King! Children of Almighty God! Vital members of the body of Christ!
Ambassadors for a different Kingdom. God’s Kingdom! Our Kingdom.
Armor bearers and sword bearers. Lovers of people and lovers of God.
Mighty conquerors who go forth in hope, joy and peace!
Yes, when we know who we really are, we are free to be who we really are!
This is the time to discover our identity!
To discover our identity in God, in Christ alone. In the only One who can give it, because He’s the only One who created it!
Yes, this is the time! This is the year! Let’s go after it with all we’ve got!
The world is waiting. All of creation is waiting.
For you and for me. For the sons and daughters of the King to rise up and be who we really are!
Yes, now is the time!
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
Creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19
I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:18
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors. 2 Corinthians 5:20
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

You Are a Gift

Did you know you are a gift?
A gift. From God. To the world.
You. Yes, you. You are a gift!
Not that you are gifted, although you are.
But you, alone. Without stuff. Without position. Without title.
You alone, are a gift!
Everything about you is beautiful! All that God’s created you to be!
He knit you together in your mother’s womb. He knew you before you were born.
He rejoices over you. He delights in you!
Everything about you!
You. Yes, you. You are a gift!
Take hold of this truth! Take hold of it and never let it go!
Let it go deep. Deep into your heart. Deep into your soul!
You are a gift!
Rejoiced in! Delighted over! Longed for!
A gift. From your Papa. To the world.
Invaluable. Worth more than gold. More than diamonds and pearls.
A gift of the greatest beauty. The greatest treasure.
Without limit. Without measure!
You are a gift!
Let the truth invade your soul.
Let the breath of His Spirit blow. Blow away any doubt. Blow away any fear.
Let this truth, His truth, mark you forever: You. Yes, you. Are a gift!
Want to know what that looks like?
Ask Holy Spirit to show you the gift that you are!
God loves to show you!
He loves to reveal truth and shower you with delight!
Papa, would You show me, today, the gift that I am?
I want to see and believe. I want to know and experience!
I want to know who I am! Who I am in You. Who I am to You.
Thank You for the gift…of me!
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you… Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13:14 NIV
…you are precious to Me…you are honored, and I love you…” from Isaiah 43:4


Jesus knew His identity.
Son of God.
Child of the King.
Wholly and dearly loved.
Full of Truth.
Full of Grace.
Full of Peace.
Worker of miracles.
Lover of people.
Embodiment of unconditional love.
Yes, Jesus knew His identity!
Both as the Son of God and a son of God.
The firstborn son of many sons…and daughters!
Yes, Jesus knew His identity and everything He did came out of it!
Out of that knowing.
Out of that believing.
Out of that reality.
The reality of who He was and who He is!
He didn’t lead or minister from position.
He didn’t lead or minister from possessions.
All He did, every healing, every teaching, every chain broken and heart set free, every miracle, every word came from knowing who He was and whose He was!
And so I want to encourage you to really go after who you are. To really go after knowing and believing and walking in your identity!
You are a son or daughter of the King!
You are a beloved child of Almighty God!
You are dearly loved, infinitely delighted in and well-pleasing!
Yes, let this be the year that you believe, own and walk in the fullness of your identity in God!
Then all that you do, just as Jesus did, will bring life. Will bring peace. Will bring healing and breakthrough and restoration.
You, like Jesus, will be the very embodiment of God Himself to the world!
For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
Jesus answered…anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. from John 14:9
After His baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on Him.   And a voice from heaven said, “This is My dearly loved Son, who brings Me great joy.” Matthew 3:16-17
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being… from Hebrews 1:3
These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in My name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.” Mark 16:17-18