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  • Betty A. Burnett

Why Not Find Out Who You Are

Lost Identity – the Crisis

Identity crisis is a common experience that many people go through at some point in their lives. It is a period of questioning one’s sense of self and identity, often triggered by significant changes or stressors in life.

Some people are so confused that they don’t know who they are. Example: change of names when it comes to races of people. So, where did that come from? Satan, of course! After all, God is not the Author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33).

African Americans (everybody roots are African) have been given a few different names pertaining their race - Colored, Negro and Black (and anything else a person or group of people call them).

If you are colored in any way at all, whether it is from the darkest shade of brown to being a lighter complexion, you should be grateful. The reason why is, Satan has people think that the lighter the complexion, the more favorable one is in society. Some lighter skinned people were called “high yellow” meaning they were looked upon as being better.

AND! What takes the cake is, he has deceived many people. Don’t you realize Satan hates all human beings?

Satan does not want you to know this, but the lighter the complexion, the closer it is to looking like someone with leprosy, which is a contagious disease. Thousands of years ago, a person with leprosy could not mingle among the other people.

The cases of leprosy likely involved a kind of infectious skin disease. Leprosy was considered a symbol of impurity and sin, and those afflicted were often isolated from the rest of the community. Leviticus 13:45-46 describes how people with leprosy were required to dwell outside the camp and cover their mouths, signaling their unclean status. Jesus healed ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19).

When it comes to someone being better because of the color of their skin, carefully take this into consideration.

Once we understand that when it comes to God, we are cherished, masterpieces (Ephesians 2:10), fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Don’t let the devil use anyone to make you confused. The world’s way will keep you confused, but know that in Christ, you have the assurance of “I am somebody” regardless of how someone has labeled you.

Remember this, God loves us and that is what matters. So, whatever your complexion is, you and I the vessels of clay that God created us to be. And, God has a purpose for each of us, otherwise He would not have made us.

In conclusion, why don’t we stop trying to be like others? And when it comes to ministries why are so many leaders trying to have bigger ministries than others? The Christian walk is not about comparison or competition, it’s about running a race that is pleasing to God.

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

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