Don’t let other people define you. Here is what the Bible says:
Romans 1:1 “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God…”
The mistake that many believers face is not with faith or prayer; the greatest challenge faced by believers is with their identity. Many believers have allowed others to define them. The enemy has used this weakness and he has given Christians the wrong identity. Your purpose is the defining element in your life. You are not what your job defines you, you are not what your parents call you; you are what your creator says about you. This is why Paul mixed no words when he wrote his letters to the Churches that were spread about in Rome. Here is a man who was going around and putting Christians in jail; he was in the planning of the death of Phillip. But when the Jesus appeared to him on the way to Damascus, he fell down, got born again and preached the gospel with fire.
He wrote about himself in the opening letter to the saints of Rome stating “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God…” He was forever conscious of the fact that he has been separated for the gospel. The things that happened in the past had no value; he found his purpose and he identified himself with his purpose. Your purpose shapes your identity and produces your character When Simon was about to be given his purpose to lead the Church; Jesus changed his name from Simon – a broom to Peter – the rock. His identity and Character had to change for him to walk into his purpose. Never allow others to define you; chances are that they will give you a wrong identity. Go into the word of God, which is the mirror of God and look for your identity there.
Father, I know who I am and what my identity is. As I look into the mirror of God, I can see myself prosperous, rich, influential, blessed and healthy. I am living a life of joy every day. I have been set apart for a divine purpose. I know what my purpose is and I am making great strides in attaining it this month in the name of Jesus. Amen.