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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Know Who You Are So That You Can Move Forward

In summary of John 8:12 it says, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”

Bottom Line:
When Jesus spoke to the the people, he said, "I am the world's Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in."

What this means to me:
When I choose to follow Jesus he will provide the guidance I need, keeping me from just stumbling around in the darkness.  He provides a light that will give real life, a life as God intended it to be.  When Jesus say’s “I am the light of the world” he knew who he was.  He has defined himself in the Word as the door, the bread of life, the way, the truth, the resurrection, and the life.  Because of this he never felt pressured to conform.  As long as I am unsure of my identity, I’ll feel the pressure to fit into other people’s molds.  If I’m not careful the world’s ways will influence me, and I’ll end up conforming to what popular opinion thinks rather than what God made me to be.  Fear will ensue in my life if I try to be someone I’m not or become fearful that someone’s going to find out what I’m really like and that I don’t measure up.  Instead I need to concentrate on having an internal sense of satisfaction about who I really am, the one God made me to be.  Today I can continue to discover who I am by remembering first that I am deeply loved and accepted by him.  Secondly by knowing that he has a plan for my life.  Most of his plan for me will likely include service for others.  So If I’m going to get on board with God’s plan for me, I need to overcome any insecurity’s and get a good grip on myself, otherwise, I won't feel like helping anyone else.  Today I need to continue to concentrate on being secure in who I am so that you can effectively serve others.