Joel Osteen 17th August 2020 Devotional – Know Who You Are and Aren’t
TODAY’S TOPIC: KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND AREN’T
SCRIPTURE: This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” – John 1:19–20, NLT
John the Baptist was baptizing people and gaining a lot of attention when the Jewish leaders asked him if he was the Messiah. Without missing a beat, John said, “I am not.” It’s important to know who you are and who you’re not. If you don’t know this, you can spend your life trying to be something you’re not.
Knowing what you’re not will help you stay focused on becoming who you are because there will always be pressures to be this, to be that, to be the other. If you’re trying to be something you’re not, you’ll be frustrated.
There’s no grace for it. It will be a constant struggle, like it’s always uphill. When you’re you, you activate your anointing. The anointing on your life is to be who God called you to be. There’s a favor, a blessing, a grace that is unique to your life.
Be confident in what you have. Keep being who God’s made you to be.
A Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You that You have given me gifts and talents to fulfill my destiny, and they are different from what others have been given. Thank You for the blessing of being different and the privilege of making the most of what You’ve given me. I will be content. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Scott Osteen an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas, has written several best-selling books. He’s married to Victoria Osteen. As of 2018, Osteen’s televised sermons were seen by approximately 10 million viewers in the US and several million more in over 100 countries weekly. Also, he has been an inspiration and encouragement to millions of people.
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