I am re-blogging this post from 2013, partly because the concept of identity is a hot discussion right now. I am reminded that in order for me to be secure about my identity, I need to identify with my Creator and the purpose and character He placed in me. It is easy to be led astray by our own wants and desires as well as needing the approval of others. People pressured Jesus to ‘entertain’ them with miracles and to be their earthly King for their pleasure. Jesus knew this was not his destiny or why He was on earth. Jesus knew what His identity and purpose was in, through and of God…how about you?
Originally posted on Spiritual Sandwich:
‘From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” John 6: 66- 67
Jesus had just finished feeding the five thousand, and the people were so impressed that they wanted to come and take Him by force and make Him king. But Jesus knew this was not the job God had destined Him for, so He quickly departed to be alone. When the people found Him again, they wanted Him to perform more miracles to prove who He was, but Jesus did not because He knew He was not a performer.
Instead He talked to them in deeper spiritual terms about who He really was and what He was really here to do, but no one understood. The Jews quarreled and complained, and now even His disciples began to doubt and turn away from Him. But Jesus stood firm…
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