Being sure of who you are is the whole shooting match. It’s all about realization of identity. When we know who we are with the limitations as well as the benefits of that identity, we are equipped to walk through adversity as well as abundance.
The only way to accomplish the realization of our True identity is to receive the affirmation of that identity from the One who created us. We hear from Spirit to spirit as deep calls unto deep. From the depth of us, we know by revelation.
That knowing of our identity is the cry of our soul up until the time we realize it and then each time we forget following that initial realization. We are incomplete without the knowledge of who we are and by Whom we became so. Of course, the realization of the answer comes in relationship with the One who made us that way.
He made us in His image and based us in identity as He is based in identity. He never forgets who He is and receives us despite our offensive nature with a gentleness that is not limited by the flaws of an identity question. Identity questions lead us to protect ourselves against offense or hurt, demanding assurances of equitable relationship. His invitation to us is not limited in that way. He is not offended by us.
We only begin to scratch the surface of understanding His grounding in identity when we consider that He refers to Himself as, “I am.” What an all-encompassing, end-of-the-story descriptor of God. Whatever the rest of the equation, His answer for eternity is, “I am.”
There is a Mercy Me song on the radio lately which has captured the attention of Julie and I. They sing of some of the various attributes that come with a God who is everything; the One who is “I am.” The chorus of “You Are I Am” is:
You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
He does it all. He kills giants and handles the threat of lions. He raises those that are spiritually as well as phyically dead. All this while never losing the gentleness of a heart that takes the orphan’s hand.
He speaks the very identity we crave into us as captured by the line, “You’re the one who calls out kings.” Do you hear Him calling you out, kings? If you do, then you are realizing your identity. If not, ask Him who you are and listen for the King to tell you of your kingship.