WHO ARE YOU?
In today’s devotion, I raise a question to each of us, “Who are you?” Notice I did not ask who do others think you are, but who are you…really? Each of us should take a moment today to look in the mirror, and ask ourselves this question. After we have prayed and thought about it, then we should ask,” Who does God say that I am?” Prayerfully, the answer that God gives you is the same answer that you have. It is important for us to know who we are and that we act accordingly. If we say that we are children of God, then we should act as children of God at all times. We can’t act one way on Sunday and act another way on Monday, or one way at church and another way at home. We should be consistent. In Acts 19:15, we find these words:
“But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, ‘I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?’”
A group of people tried to cast out an evil spirit in the name of Jesus, but the spirit refused to leave because it did not recognize them as having any authority. In other words, they had no personal identity at all. They didn’t even have a relationship with the Lord, they were just using His name. Read this entire chapter because it speaks to the heart of those who claim to know Him. Not everyone who says “Jesus, Jesus” is a true follower. It’s easy to speak His Name, but harder to live for Him. This is true even for worshipers. We worship on Sunday, but our true character is revealed in how we carry ourselves throughout the rest of the week. We can truly tell who we are by what we say and do as well as how we live. This is the essence of the question, “Who are you?” The next time any of us become angry, or raise our voices, or act in any other ungodly way, we should catch ourselves and ask, “Who am I?”