· Be in alignment with your divine assignment.
· God is going to put you in the right place at the right time.
· It’s the favor of God bringing you in fulfillment.
There are so many suffered for identity confusion, there is a need for the body of Christ to understand a model and a healthy identity and purpose that is Christ-centered and kingdom-focused. When we know who we are, why we’re here, and where we’re going, we are offering to the world a picture of what a true son and daughter of the kingdom look like. There are some keys that may help you to start the process of learning how to know your true identity in the kingdom of God in order to fulfill your call and assignment.
You must be determined to love Jesus more than anyone or anything.
We become what we focus on—who we focus on. As we fix our eyes on Jesus and determine to please Him above all else, our hearts and affections will be rightly placed. In order to make wise choices and determine God’s will, loving Jesus first and foremost is foundational to everything else. We will never know who we really are apart from learning who Jesus really is. We are to be a reflection of Him. You will not know who Jesus without meditating His word.
You must walk in the fear of the Lord, not the fear of man.
Proverbs 1:7 / Mathew 10:28
Be settled to love Jesus most, we can expect to be tested in it. The fear of the Lord keeps us faithful to His purposes even when others may misunderstand us, mock us, or challenge us. We must guard ourselves against compromise at the altar of “acceptance.” Walking in a healthy fear of the Lord provides wisdom, protection, and confidence in all things eternal and right.
Seek a reputation in heaven more than on the earth.
John 3:30 / John 12:43
In today’s social media, the more friends you have, the more tweets you post and the more “likes” you get, the more likely you are to draw a crowd. But getting attention is a lot different than having influence. Standing out in the crowd is not hard to do in our entertainment-saturated culture. What’s a lot more challenging is saying or doing something that will cause heaven to move on your behalf to change entire cities and even nations. Sometimes those in the secret place are changing history a lot more than those in the public eye. Seek to move heaven first and then watch the earth respond.
Know your spiritual gifts.
You have been given a measure of spiritual gifts that have marked you from creation. The seven gifts listed in Romans 12:3-8 point to the motivations and passions your heavenly Father put within you from birth: prophesying, serving, teaching, exhorting, giving, leading, and showing mercy. When you can identify your primary “motivational gift,” you can better know your strengths and weaknesses and where you best fit in the body of Christ. Though these gifts do not necessarily define who you are, they do point to what you’re good at and what will bear the most fruit in your life.
Know and embrace your call.
Where your spiritual gifts explain your primary motivation, your calling is what you were born for, or better yet, who you were born to reach. God’s priority is always people, and our calling will be a reflection of His heart to reach someone. This may take a lifetime to fulfill, but you will know it is His call because it continues to burn in your heart, keep you up at night, and never quite goes away regardless of challenges or setbacks. It will require faith and is bigger than you are, but your call is what draws your heart and inspires your journey.
Know your now divine assignment.
If your life story was written as a book, your calling would be the title. Your spiritual gifts would shine in the unique writing style and illustrations. The individual chapters would highlight the various assignments throughout your journey. Specific assignments will come and go and serve to advance the kingdom, increasing the measure of grace on your life to ultimately fulfill your call. Some may seem like side roads to your destination, but all will lead to His purposes as you trust His heart in knowing how to prepare and equip you.
Determine your success with your fruits.
Regardless of your call, gifts, and assignments, the true measure of success will be in the fruit that follows us. If we are walking in the fullness of our identity, the people around us will recognize it, grow from it, and encounter Christ through it. God’s grace will flow out of us and will exponentially increase in those around us. Look for disciples, not just followers. Look for reproduction, not just reputation. Look for transformation that lasts, not just a fascination that quickly fades.
Ultimately, knowing who you are is not about “finding yourself,” but losing yourself in order to find Christ. Seek to know His heart above your own and trust His plans in molding and shaping your life to be a perfect representation of Him. There won’t be any identity confusion. In the end, the world won’t see you anyway; just Him
Pastor Tita G. Maya is a spirit filled, anointed woman of God. who has a divine mandate from God to proclaim HIS word to the nations that HE is the only GOD that can restore, revive, heals, and deliver you in every circumstance that every human being on this earth experiences. There is power, salvation, healing, deliverance, restoration, revival in JESUS’ NAME. Pastor Tita accepted JESUS as her LORD and SAVIOR on February 1983. Her love and passion for God made her an obedient servant and her courageous faith strengthened her relationship with the LORD.