Reflection, Preetha Mathews - Communications Director
There is a song we’ve been singing, “Who You Say I Am.” The lyrics speak to the truth of our identity in Christ. I cannot emphasize this enough if I had a bullhorn. In life you will have trouble - your circumstances will change (not always for the better), people will disappoint you, criticize you, and try to label you. You must be confident in what the One, the highest King, who ransomed you, says about you. When this truth is absorbed into your spirit and you begin to live by it, you throw the shackles of limitations off. David was called to be King. When he received this prophecy he was tending sheep and a youth. He could’ve said “Yeah, I’m hanging out with sheep right now. I think you got the wrong guy.” But he knew who God was. David took him at his word. His confidence was not in himself, but in the God that called him to slay Goliath. Truth—you are not a slave to your past or the labels people try to foist on you. Truth—God really is for you. The next time you sing this song, declare this over yourself and embrace the freedom of your identity in Christ.