In order for a Christian seeking their assignment (purpose) in life, the “WHO” they are must be received before the “WHY” they exist or “HOW” they can achieve can ever be touched on. The Body of Christ for the most part has forgotten who they are. We have an “identity crisis” as a people.

We really don’t believe what the word of God says about us because we are forming the opinions of ourselves based on what a Pastor, Priest, Elder, fellow Christian, parent or teacher has told us. In psychology, this is called living out of your “conditioned beliefs.” We give these individuals who are our equals; as created beings of God, the power to feed into us and help form our opinion about “WHO” we are. This makes us extremely weak as both individuals in the Body of Christ and weakens the body as a whole.

We as Christians are only as strong as our weakest member. The individual will only be as strong as the faith of the leader that has spoken into him. It is our obligation, duty and calling to read the Word of God ourselves and then decide what the word says for us as the individual. We have to make our head knowledge of who we are our heart knowledge. Without “heart knowledge” there is no action, without action there is no wisdom and without wisdom we will never see ourselves through the eyes of God.

For the bible says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. The word heart here translates as “nepehesh” or subconscious. As we believe in our heart, so goes our reality. What knowledge are we acting upon; our conditioned beliefs or the truth of the word of God? Here is an easy measuring stick. Does your current reality line up with what God’s word says about you? Does your life reflect perfect health, joy, peace, love, and an overabundance of blessing? If not, then one can easily deduct that they are living out of a faulty, conditioned belief system.

In my research I have found several passages that will help Christians realize “WHO” they are in Christ.

The Word shows us that when God created “grass and trees” he spoke to the earth (Genesis 1:11). When he wanted the “sun and the moon” he spoke to the firmament (Genesis 1:14). When God wanted “fish and fowl” and “moving creatures” he spoke to the waters (Genesis 1:20). When he wanted “animals” he spoke to the earth (Genesis 1:24). But when God wanted “man” he spoke to himself (Genesis 1:26). “And God said, Let us make man in our “image” and after our “likeness” and let them have “dominion” over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

To break this last passage down a bit, the word “make” in Genesis 1:26 is from the Hebrew word “asah” (awsaw) which means to create from something that already exists. We are created from God himself who always was and always will be. The word “image” comes from the word “tselem” (tschlem) which means “is a representative figure of us” and the word likeness from the word “dmuth” (demooth) which means “to resemble us”. We are a representative figure of God on this planet that resembles God and we have “rule and reign” “radah” (rawdaw) over this earth. That makes each individual in the Body of Christ, a very important being in the world.
As a tool to remind you of your “greatness” repeat these statements every morning and every night especially when adverse circumstances confront you.

“I am the righteousness of Christ! I am the head and not the tail. I am an example of goodness, strength, and morality. I am the salt and the light of the earth and my light shines brightly. I am the brother of Jesus in Christ and the Lord God is my Father!”

Speaking the word and meditating on it will take God’s word from your head to your heart. This is one great way to begin to re-program the subconscious to come into alignment with the plans and purposes of God. This is the first step if you want to live in your greatness and know “Who” you are in the Kingdom of God.

You have to choose to change or stay the same. It’s “always your choice!” When you get the word in your heart/subconscious that is what creates the change so you can live your purpose.

Author's Bio: 

Nick has been instrumental in assisting over 400 businesses start-ups and guiding these businesses with sound business advise and wisdom to achieve their business goals. Nick is training throughout the US and in various international sites including South America. He has just completed his first book entitled “Awaken The Sleeper”.