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  • Writer's pictureRaykel Tolson

You Are Who You Say You Are

Do you really understand who you are? In 2013, Kanye West, who is one of the most controversial rappers in America, released a song titled, I Am a God. He even started calling himself Yeezus. Some people felt Kanye was blasphemous. Yes, Kanye has said and done things I do not agree with, but in the song, he makes a valid point. He states, “I am a god. I know he the most high, but I am a close high.” Kanye is quoting scripture. You will find that verse six of the eighty-second Psalm states, “I have said, Ye are gods; all of you are children of the most high.” Why is knowing who you are important? I believe Dr. Frederick Eikerenkoetter better known as Rev. Ike answered this question best, “If you know God as your father, then immediately this puts you in line to receive all of the goodness, all of the riches, and all of the blessings of God.”

Many Christians focus so much on the fact that Jesus lived a perfect life, that we do not believe the same spirit of God that lived in Jesus lives in each one of us. We are constantly pointing out our sins and calling ourselves sinners. Yes, “we have all sinned and fallen short,” but we are not what we do. Please stop calling yourself a sinner. Also, when your children behave badly, stop calling them bad. It’s time that we believe we are children of the Most High, and start saying the same. When we understand that we are who we say we are, then we will be careful and intentional with the words we use to define ourselves.

According to the scriptures, God made us in His image and likeness. Since we all physically look different, then it must be our spirit that is like God. We can safely assume that we have the same characteristics as God. If we believe that God is good, then we have to believe that we are good. This assumption is actually a fact because of the proof found in the Bible, verse thirty-one of the first chapter of Genesis, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” It is important that we begin to believe that we are not only perfect in God’s sight, but that we are perfect, whole, and complete.

I meditate daily to affirm who I am to ensure my subconscious mind knows the truth and acts accordingly. I do this by breathing in God is and breathing out I am. I breathe in God is good, and breathe out I am good. I breathe in God is love, and breathe out I am love. I breathe in God is peace, and breathe out I am peace. I breathe in God is enough, and breathe out I am enough. I understand that knowing who I am is the first key to success and living the abundant life that Jesus promised.

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