This is Your Wake Up Call!


march282011fedrick_wilson-1Reverend Fedrick A. Wilson
JOHN 8: 48-59

I am saved. I am anointed. I am victorious. I am blessed. I am empowered. I am healed. I am forgiven. I am not cursed. I am not defeated. I am not a victim. I am not broken and destroyed.

God spoke you into your mother’s womb at just the right time. It was not an accident, nor was it a pleasant surprise to God; the Creator designed you for a specific work or assignment for such a time as this. Our faith will grow stronger as you focus on your true identity.

As we read the text, we see that Jesus understands his assignment and purpose. Regardless of the Pharisees and others’ rejection of Jesus’ claims of divinity, Jesus was secure in his true identity. Jesus says “…before Abraham was born, I am!” This was Jesus’ affirmation of his divinity and identity.

As Christians, let us focus on our identity in Jesus. After our conversion experience, we obtain a new identity and life. Christ gave us a forgiven past, secured present, and a glorious future. Let us stop focusing on our fears, weaknesses, pains, and past! We must follow Jesus example from the gospel reading and focus on our God-given identity.

Again, our faith will grow stronger as we focus on our identity in Christ. What this means is that we abandon any image of ourselves that is not from God. We stop believing what others have said about us; we stop believing how others have labeled us; we stop accepting how others have defined us.

We are now identified with Christ and have the power of the Holy Spirit within us. We are God’s precious child and God created us in a way that pleases God.

This “identity issue” is an important part of living the abundant life. Jesus was able to face the incredible demands of his mission because he settled this identity issue. He knew exactly who he was; he knew that he mattered immensely to God, and that gave him confidence to move purposefully in faith.

God wants you to be you, not others. Live as an original, not a copy of another person. You must believe that God calls us by name and created us for a purpose. Lastly, you must believe what God says about us according to the Word of God. As you walk in your identity in Jesus, watch miracles, signs, and wonders follow your life.

Lord, Thank you for creating me. Help me to see myself as You see me today. I Am

The Reverend Fedrick A. Wilson
Associate Minister, Williams Chapel AME Church
Orangeburg, South Carolina

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  1. Rev. Jarrett says:

    My brother Fedrick,

    Thanks for blessing the body with this message. Truly it is a reminder of the great depth and power of our relationship with God. Continue to be a blessing to the body.

    You are definitely a Godsend.

    Rev. Jarrett

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