It was a lot of fun to pretend we were one of the Beatles as we grabbed our badminton racks and fought over who would be John, Paul, George or Ringo. We were kids then and no one would have taken us seriously if we lived out our entire days believing we were someone else.
Yet, many people are not being true to who they really are. Emerson said that “Imitation is suicide”. Here we are fearfully and wonderfully made and behaving as if that isn’t true at all. It seems like a lot of wasted energy to try being something we’re not.
Jesus didn’t suffer from an identity crisis at all. In fact, it was His claims on deity that were the driving force that led his enemies to have him crucified. Jesus was resolute in His living and knew that the end of His earthly life would be to God’s glory and the salvation of many.
Many Christians have lived double-lives behaving one way around fellow believers and another way entirely in the world. It’s almost like we haven’t fully grasped the wonder of being made one with the One who created all things. Find yourself in Him.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led Him into their council (the Sanhedrin), and they said, If You are the Christ (the Messiah), tell us.
But He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe (trust in, cleave to, and rely on what I say), And if I question you, you will not answer. But hereafter (from this time on), the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.
And they all said, You are the Son of God, then? And He said to them, It is just as you say; I Am.