You have believed in Christ, you have been baptized, you claim to love God, but when that little storm comes your way, you get afraid. Immediately, you almost don’t know who you are anymore, you don’t even have a solution to calm the storm, and the next thing you want to do is throw in the towel.
If while you are here on planet earth and you choose to attain wherever it is you desire, you must NEVER lose the consciousness of one thing and that is WHO YOU ARE. Your failures, values, integrity, success and principles of life are summed up to define who you are.
The question you should ask yourself is: Who are you? If you are in Christ, to a close degree, you have an identity, but if you challenged, do you know who you are?
In life, there are many things we don’t have control over, and the situations that confront our lives are one, the questions that challenge our faith is another. We are most likely able to find solutions to physical problems, but the fiercest of battles are those in mind. These confrontations come in the form of fear, doubts, unbelief, uncertainty. You have been following yet no fruit; you have struggled so much to build; however, you cannot enjoy what has been created. It is all part of the confrontations.
When does someone lose the consciousness of who they are? This happens when there are several unanswered questions in the life of that individual. Only if the individual understood that they were meant to happen, he should be able to stand.
How does someone lose the consciousness of who they are? By allowing the many thoughts overwhelm them. You should never give in to the thoughts. The Bible refers to these things as ” wiles, methods, craftiness” of the devil. The devil is not omniscience so he does not have much power over your minds as you think. The thoughts and questions come as a result of what you are currently faced with.
Like being in a situation for so long yet it does not leave, the question will arise from here. You must know that your tribulation is there to teach you patience. You must draw strength and joy from it. Don’t see the thoughts as punishment, see them as a stepping stone for higher ground.
Paul said in 1st Corinthians 15:10 that “But by the grace of God I am what I am and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain…” The consciousness of who you are is worth fighting for than the fame you want to build. If you lose your consciousness to satan or whatever force, you have lost a big battle and it might take a while to build back. Jesus knew who He was by reaffirming many times to Satan and the Jews that He was the son of God. The sons of Sceva had no consciousness of who they were.
Sometimes last year, I was expecting something. I was optimistic that it will come given that I had prayed and to some extent worked for it. All I needed was a breakthrough from God. Alas, the breakthrough didn’t come because I had lost the consciousness of who I was; that I was born a champion, I was a winner, I was redeemed, I was a purchased possession and the many benefits from knowing Christ.
Don’t give in to the devil, the thoughts mostly appear when you are close to a breakthrough. The devil understands that “A double-minded man cannot receive anything from God” so he puts doubt in your heart causing you to lose the consciousness of who you are.
The battles will come, that I can never promise BUT you must never lose the consciousness of who you are. Just as the songwriter had declared I KNOW WHO I AM and what 1st Peter 2:9 says, you should brace up to always put your trust in God.