Who Are You?

“…  The Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?”  He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?”   (John 1: 19-22 NLT)

According to the Bible there is somebody God wants us to be, there is some place we are to be, and there is something we are to be.  We will therefore never be fulfilled or happy until we have the right answers to questions like “Who are you?  What are you?”  and “Where are you?”

God confronts us with these questions because He loves us and wants us to be fulfilled and happy.  The priests and religious leaders asked John: “What do you have to say about yourself?” Perhaps a better way to ask the question would be to ask you what God has to say about yourself.  Then that question should be followed by the question: “Do you and God agree on what you say about yourself?”

It would be foolish to want and try to be more than God wants us to be.  But, life is too precious to be less than who and what and where God wants and has equipped us to be. Jesus said John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman.  I’m convinced that was because John the Baptist had the right answers to these questions.

You can also have the right answers to these great questions.  I challenge you to pursue God until He finds you and shows you who and what and where He wants you to be.  This the best way to have a truly happy New Year.

2 Responses to Who Are You?

  1. claudiafinn says:

    Can you list ways to pursue God besides prayer, meditation, singing praise, reading the Word, and asking God for faith that pleases Him, using our talents to declare His ways, encouraging other believers…are there other ways beyond the ones I’ve listed?

  2. Rubeanna says:

    Submitting your life to Him (surrender). Being obedient to His call on your life and His leading. Worship, praise, fellowship, studying the Word not just reading it, trusting and believing the Word of God, helping and serving others, giving, and loving God, others, and yourself. Doing the will of God and spreading the Gospel. Being a light in the world and the salt of the earth.

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