I have been challenging all of our students during this crazy time to embrace their true identity- THE TRUE YOU! The person God created you to be. When we understand our true identity, we can better understand our true purpose.

But we cannot forget that there is an enemy who wants to deceive us. The Bible says that this enemy (Satan) is like a thief and he comes only to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Jesus gave this powerful description of Satan. ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.’ (John 8:44)

Satan wants us to doubt our true identity, influencing us to believe lies about who God created us to be. A lot of well intentioned people fall for Satan’s lies everyday. He manipulates God’s Word to fit his agenda, as well as, manipulating our past, our circumstances, opinions others have of us, the world’s expectation for us, and our thinking about what is right and wrong. And suddenly we begin to believe a false narrative about who we really are.

And the only way to defeat this enemy is through the power of God and through faith and submission to Jesus. ‘Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.’ (James 4:7) That is why it is so important that you know what God’s Word says about you. If your identity has been stolen, take it back from the enemy TODAY and begin to live in the fullness of your true God ordained identity. The result will be God’s blessing and that is another huge aspect of who you are. You are a blessed child of God. WOW! How awesome is that? Until next time, continue to STAND FIRM and KEEP THE FAITH.