Associate Pastor Ron Witbeck, Resurrection Life Church Big Rapids

Associate Pastor Ron Witbeck, Resurrection Life Church Big Rapids

Courtesy photo/Ron Witbeck

‘Who Am I’?

Have we ever asked ourselves that question? There may have been times when someone was hurting, or in need, or suffering a loss, or have lost their will to live. We may have then heard the small voice of the Holy Spirit saying ‘reach out to them,’ did we respond with ‘Who Am I’?

If you are a child of God, choosing Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then we have everything we need to reach out and let the Holy Spirit guide us! We will more than likely hear two voices, one of encouragement and the others of fear and doubt. Which one will we listen to? The Voice that is telling us to reach out and if prayer is needed it will be provided!

Jesus tells us in John 10:10, 

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

‘Who Am I’? At this point we may be speaking truth into someone's life or we may be lifting them up to see the abundance of the love of God.

Jesus had a job description and as children of God it is for us also. Luke 4:18,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He has anointed Me

To preach the gospel to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are oppressed;”

So now by realizing who we are we can help others realizing that there is a better life for them. The devil, with the help of others, may have spoken lies holding them in bondage, 

Recently, Diana and I went to North Carolina en route of I-77, West Virginia, where we traveled through two tunnels. They can be frightening to some, but their accuracy must be safer and faster than going over the mountains.

Life sometimes can be like a dark tunnel. Some may not see the opening at the other end, they only need to trust that it will come out on the other side of the mountain. The devil likes to keep the focus on the mountains and its difficulties!

‘Who Am I’? We may just be that tunnel for others needing to get them through their mountain instead of a tunnel that has no opening.

— Ron Witbeck is an associate pastor at Resurrection Life Church in Big Rapids.