Summary: Many people have their calling and ministry just because of where they find themselves they take names that is not theirs. You need to understand that your personality which God has made you to be cannot change because that is what you will known for.
Many peope are have gotten you they really are, they have sold out their title and personality to others. Our text is taken from John 1:19-2319 "And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias."
From the verse we ready it is clear that John did not deny himself despite the pressure that was put on him by the people that the Jews send. The where expecting John to say He is the Christ that the Scripture has spoken about. They ask if he was the Prophet, he said I am not, what a honour they were trying to put on him. But John refuses because he looks at himself as a different person. You don’t need accept what is not yours because of the honour that is awaiting you; because it will not last.
Assuming John accepted that he is Jesus Christ or the Prophet or Elijah maybe all the people will bow down for him as a mark of honour, but John refuse because He knows who he was.
Many people have their calling and ministry just because of where they find themselves they take names that is not theirs. You need to understand that your personality which God has made you to be cannot change because that is what you will known for.
John 1:25-27 "questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26"I baptize with[a] water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
The people still don’t believe that John is not the Christ or the prophet when he was baptizing them. John has to come to their understanding by saying that the person (Christ) that will come after me, he shoes is not worthing to loose it.
From today beloved I want you to understand that you are a different person created for different purposes and that cannot be changed.
Why Do some people accept other position
1. Ignorance: The fact that they know who they really are make them to change easily.
2. Pride: They don’t want to humble themselves before God and wait for God’s time
3. Lack of confidence
4. They don’t have faith
5. The lack the Holy Spirit
6. They feel inferior inside
When you know who you’re
1. Hope: There will be hope for a better tomorrow
2. You can easily rebuke the voice of the evil
3. God will be pleased to elevate you more than what you imagine
4. We will become a standard for people