For John the Baptist, he was “the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘make straight the way of the Lord’.” He was preparing the way for Jesus. He knew what he was supposed to do and who he was.
In I John, a liar is one who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Do not be deceived. Do not be a liar.
We hear the term self-esteem and self-worth mentioned often in psychology today, but “self” is not what we want to be. Self-centered people are easily offended and our self-worth is often determined by who is speaking into our lives at a particular moment.
Remember that what we learned at the beginning of our Christian life is our foundation to remaining in the Father and the Son. It is the promise of eternal life. We have received an anointing that remains with us and He teaches us what is true and we are able to discern what is false.
Who am I? I am a child of the King. He has adopted me into his family. My self-worth come from who I am in Christ. It is not determined by who I am with at any given moment or how I feel at any given moment. I know whose I am.