About ten days ago, I attended a leader’s summit in Kenya. It is called the fearless summit organized by Mavuno church. The theme for this year was “Be brave, the time has come”. There were so many speakers and they all passed on great knowledge imploring us to go and change something in our communities.
What stood out for me throughout the entire three days of the summit, something that I kept hearing in my mind was identity. Identity is a set of characteristics by which an individual is known. Growing up, I didn’t know who I was, I was so fearful that I didn’t talk to people and I would stammer whenever I talked. With time, I started reading the Bible and started talking in fellowships and even preaching to my fellow teenagers then.
I found confidence in God and all my fears started reducing. I found my identity in God by reading the Bible and discovering in His word what God thinks about me and His plans for my life. With this, I started having courage in me to speak.
At the summit I was reminded that bravery is hidden in my identity and I want to tell you the same thing, bravery is hidden in your identity. When you know who you are and whose you are, then you can be courageous. You can do the things that you were fearful about before. Knowing who you are, will enable you act in spite of fear.
It is important to know your identity, because you cannot operate beyond who you think you are. Knowing who you are will launch you into being courageous.
We find our identity in Christ Jesus because those who received Jesus Christ and believed in Him, He gave them the right to be children of God. Therefore, everything we do, we do for we are children of God. We know who we are and we cause transformation in our environments. We are the fearless.
To defeat the giants around me, I must first defeat the giants within me – Muriithi Wanjau