Remembering Who You Are
The Hebrew writer stated almost 2,000 years ago, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
All of the children of God can become spiritually sidetracked and one of the greatest deceptive ploys of the devil is discouragement. Allow not your besetting sin to become a lack of Christian esteem. Instead, remember who you are in Christ. Considering the powerful Word, there is no time for such an attitude based upon the words of the biblical psalmist. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Psalms 139:14). Paul said, “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).
Christians are to think of themselves in high regard, but not in a fashion that is over the top and out of control. The Master has blessed all of His spiritually earthen vessels with a gift, spiritually bestowed for the betterment of the terrestrial Kingdom. However, through the spiritual gift identification journey, one may begin to compensate for a devil provided sense of failure, through feeling discouraged, unworthy, exposed, and vulnerable. The words of Paul to Timothy must be remembered and psychologically replayed repeatedly. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
God has imparted to every saint, a spiritual gift or gifts for the display of kingdom talent(s), through faith and grace. Remember, you are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!