Who you are is related to where you come from.
So now the question becomes “Where do you come from?” …mm let us look at the dialogue below:
Dan:” Hi, my name is Dan Moore, I come from Johannesburg, South Africa. You are?”
Lynn: “Hi Dan, pleased to meet you. I am Lynnette Dawson, and I am from New York, America”
mmh ok , from this dialogue we know Dan is from south Africa and Lynnette from America…and each of them have got specific traits which they inherited from where they came from. Lynnette obviously has got that American accent and Dan’s being south African. Their staple food is different and the way they perceive things is also different because where they came from shaped who they are.
Ok Dee, what are you trying to say here?
Like I said before, WHO WE ARE IS RELATED TO WHERE YOU COME FROM.
To know your identity, you need to go back to your roots. Let’s look at an apple where did the apple come from? – a Apple tree where did the apple tree come from? -a Seed…not just any seed but apple seed. Have you ever seen an apple changing into an orange when you say to it “You are an orange”? OF COURSE NOT!
OK Why not? ….will let you answer that.
You are able to tell who a person is by their actions and the kind of life they are living. What they say and do is a manifestation of what is inside. Your life is just a reflection or better yet your environment is nothing a looking-glass.
Matthew 7:17-20 New International Version (NIV)
17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
The moment you start to know yourself , is the moment you will know what you are not. You will stop not producing oranges when you are an apple tree.