Week 11: Identity Crisis

Nehemiah 4:1-2 NLT Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?”

Sanballat Had an Identity Crisis
When people mock and make fun of others, they are having an identity crisis. They are trying to find their identity in being bad. They are trying to find identity in the people they are with. When people mock us, talk about us, make fun of us and we get upset and over react, we are having an “Identity Crisis”

When we get our identity from Christ we don’t make fun of others and we don’t over react.

Is there someone you have been making fun of that you need to ask God to forgive you? Are you upset because of what somebody said about you or the way you look?

P.S. Make sure you are more concerned about what God says about you than what others have to say about you!

Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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Sarah Wilson says March 13, 2019

For a long time I was made fun of for the dimple in my chin. Even my family made fun of me for it and it took me a long time and growth in my walk with the Lord that I am happy with the way it looks. I know that this is the way he made me and that I am made in his image. The insecurity that I had because some one made fun of me began to hold me begin to hold back and not talk to people and ultimately not be able to share the Gospel.

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