John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
The Father and the Son, being One, work together to accomplish one will.
This is the essence of who Jesus Christ is when He was in the world ministering to the world. He served the will of God in being the atoning sacrifice to remove sin as a barrier to relationship with God the Father. Once He accomplished that goal He took on another role, seated at the right hand throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus has moved on. Where does that leave me? What is my identity now?
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Am I seated with Christ on the right hand throne? I have a hard time seeing myself that way, but this is scripture and true even if I cannot see myself that way. What if I could see myself as seated in Christ on the right hand throne? That is the hand of power. Would that affect how I treated others?
Yesterday I said that how I see myself influences how I act. Sinner I sin. Son of adoption, I might feel like an outsider or I could feel special. If I see myself as a servant I might always be judging my performance, or not.
I have a gift, a calling. Is what I do who I am? Do I have the right to call myself anything since the gift was given? Some do, some don’t and others don’t even give it a second thought.
Did you answer the question for yourselves?