I know that this might normally be a really easy question to answer! But, I’m not asking what your name is, or what you do with your time. I’m asking WHO ARE YOU? Are you who you say you are? Who the world says you are? Or who God says you are?
In 2 Kings 2:1-15 it tells the story of Elijah and Elisha. They were stopped at the Jordan River. In Scripture the Jordan River often represents “transition”, which is where Elisha was. In verses 8-10 Elisha presented his last request to Elijah. He requested a double portion of his anointing. In return Elijah replied “ you have asked a hard thing!” Elijah knew how hard it was to carry this anointing. But Elisha didn’t care. He wanted to see God use him to do great things instead of simply living through the great things God used Elijah for. He wanted that anointing because he couldn’t accomplish what God wanted him to do without it. He wanted his identity to be grounded in God alone
Verse 15 mentions that, after the water parted, the prophets from Jericho told Elisha that Elijah's spirit was resting upon him, but God's anointing was resting upon him long before others affirmed it. He knew who he was in God before anyone had to tell him. When he took the cloak and struck the water, God moved and Elisha's identity became clear to the people around him. But what if the water had not parted? He had to step out and rely on his God-given identity, and not rely on what people thought of him.
S T U D E N T S R E A C H I N G S T U D E N T S
Think about what your identity is in general (not specifically identity in Christ, but what are you known for?) Are you known for how well you play sports? For having good grades? Or for singing well? The bible specifically talks several times about who we really.
• You Are God’s Child — John 1:12
• You Are Bought With a Price — 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
• You Are Redeemed and Forgiven — Colossians 1:14
• You Are Anointed and Sealed by God — 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
• You are a Personal Witness of Christ — Acts 1:8
• You Are a Minister of Reconciliation — 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
• You Have Not Been Given a Spirit of Fear — 2 Timothy 1:7
This is what God says about you — Where are you at in your walk with Him?
1. Solid Follower? 2. Strong Faith? 3. Lukewarm?
You’re saved when you choose to believe in God and follow Him - but when you realize that God believes in you, it takes it to a whole new level. This makes obedience to God easy — both to His commandments and what He has called you to do. When you choose to believe what God says about you (regardless of what anyone else says about you), you can step into your true identity in Him. When you realize who you are and move past your fear, cool stuff starts to happen all around you — not just at church, but in your family, among your friends, even at school. You don’t have to wait for someone else to affirm you when God has already affirmed you!
When will your water striking moment be?
You have to get to the place where you are willing to do whatever God leads you to do, without caring about what people think. Remember who you are — You have not been given a spirit of fear, but a spirit of adoption as God’s child (2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 8:15).
God can use you to do BIG miracles like these, but don’t just look for the big moments. Make the most out of the opportunities that are around you EVERY day to point people to God. These opportunities may not always seem super spiritual or glamorous, but when you are obedient to God, the impact is just as significant.
What is God calling you to do at your school? At home? On the football field?
CampusMissionary.com is challenging you to choose ONE person at your school that you can reach out to over the next five weeks. Talk to them, LISTEN, and build a relationship with them, so that you will be positioned to make an impact in their life.
WHO ARE YOU? And WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?