Who am I? It’s a question we all have to answer. And our response has the power to affect not only the outcome of our own lives, but the generations to come.
King David, the most renowned king of Israel, could have been a man with an inferiority complex. The youngest of eight sons, he was evidently the overlooked one in the family; when the prophet Samuel invited Jesse and his sons to a special feast, no one thought to include David. While the others were enjoying the banquet, he was outside looking after the sheep.
This story resonates with people. Many of us have suffered similar incidents which have seriously affected the way we see ourselves; repeated experiences of being discounted, despised, ridiculed or ‘put down’ have shaped our sense of self. And our self-image, in turn, governs the way we live out our lives, and whether we fulfil our God-given destinies.
These identity crises are masterminded by the Evil One, who uses all the means at his disposal to ruin lives and render people ineffective. Gender, disability, education, social class, employment status and economic prosperity are just some of the many weapons he employs to hinder and obstruct. And countless numbers are relegated to being mere observers, rather than active participants in God’s purposes....
The rest of this article can be read in the current edition of The Plain Truth magazine (unaffiliated with the US magazine with a similar name).
The Plain Truth is available free, online at https://plain-truth.org.uk/ or as a paper copy.
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