I heard about a phone message service that answers each call with, “Who are you and what do you want?” Most people spend their whole life asking these two questions. The next most asked questions are, “Who is God and what does He want?” Our identity is linked to God because we were created in His image.
Your individuality is identified by your facial features, eyes, voice, walk, finger print, heart beat, personality, style, tastes, preference and even your signature or hand writing. Your identity is discovered in God’s Divine purpose for your life. Knowing what God wants brings the realization of what you want, because His desires for you are always for your benefit.
“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.”
Practical Application and Assignments:
The knowledge of God is not information, but revelation. Divine revelation is knowledge that is Supernaturally imparted.
- Read Acts, chapter 9. A man who had been persecuting and killing Christians received a Divine revelation on the Damascus Suddenly, he was struck by a powerful, blinding light. As he fell to the ground an audible voice cried out from Heaven saying, “Saul, why have you persecuted Me? I am Jesus whom thou persecuteth.” Now, that would get your attention! Saul’s conversion experience changed his whole identity. He became the Apostle Paul who was responsible for writing two-thirds of the New Testament.
- Ask yourself these simple questions: “Who am I, and what do I want?” Ask God to reveal Himself to you. When you discover who God is and what God wants, you will realize who you are and why you are here. Success is inevitable when you stick to God’s plan and perfect will for your life.
“Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You…The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” Psalm 139:16 (MSG)