Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.John 13:1-5
Jesus knew who he was, where he came from and where he was going. And it was from his IDENTITY as the son of God that he lived the way he did. He didn’t fear rejection, lack of love, not belonging, being misunderstood, insignificant or purposeless. Ultimately, he is the best example of someone who understood what it meant to achieve MORE!
Identity is a big concept and deserves to be defined. It is not uniqueness but a fundamental belief about who we are at the core of our being. It is how we define ourselves and what we believe to be true about ourselves.
How do you define yourself? It’s important to take note of as every other endeavor we pursue is impacted by our identity. Do you know who you are? Where you are going? Where you came from?