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Who do people say you are?

When I was in college, I thought I knew everybody I went to school with.  If a friend asked me if I knew someone, I’d ask them, “what do they do?” or “what sorority are they in?” or “what sport do they play?”  We always seemed to describe people by what they did, not necessarily by who they were. 


I still find that true today.  If someone asked you to describe yourself, you’d most likely tell them about your physical attributes or about your profession.  It becomes easy for us to hide behind a title.  Mother, lawyer, coach, pastor, brother, director…these are all roles we fill.  Who we are is an entirely different story.  WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD. 

“to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God”

– John 1:12-13

By believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior, we are automatically adopted into the kingdom of heaven.  The only thing we need to DO for God is to love Him and love each other.  When Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” (Mark 8:27), he got several answers.  When he asked Peter, the response was “You are Christ”.  Jesus then warned them not to tell anyone about Him.  Are you relying upon other people to tell the world who you are, or are you living your life in a way that boldly says that you are a child of God?