Who am I?
This question is pervasive for everyone in any stage or status of life. It has no boundaries with culture, nationality, gender, or age. Some people are confident with answering this question, while others are haunted by it wondering who they are and where they are going. Life seems to present an easy path of existing, allowing things to happen as we age yet, internally giving up on a greater purpose.
If we don’t know the answer, then someone else will answer it for us. We can be shaped by the opinions of strangers, media, friends, companies, and family; yet, all of these can lead into wrong ideas and beliefs about who we are. This is for the teenager going through the awkward phase of junior high, to the adult getting ready to retire, and everyone in between. The strongest and weakest can be swayed into detours allowing others to dictate what we believe and what we do.
There is an answer that is based in truth, leading to healing and fulfillment in the core of ourselves. It’s possible to be confident in who we are, where we are, and where we are going. It’s possible to be confident in the boundaries of our life while having heathy relationships. This is where we thrive in boldness, not caring what others think because we know what God thinks and that is greater in us than what someone says about us.
Who am I? The answer is revealed in what God says. Believing His Word is monumental in our development of who we are. In fact it touches each aspect of our lives, making us a complete person. Notice some of things He says about us:
- Above only and not beneath : Deuteronomy 28:13
- Being transformed by a renewed mind : Romans 12:1-2
- Blessed coming and going : Deuteronomy 28:6
- A child of God : Romans 8:16
- Forgiven : Colossians 1:13-14
- Having my needs met by Jesus : Philippians 4:19
- Healed : 1 Peter 2:24
- Protected : Psalm 91:11
- A new person : 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Clean : Romans 5:1
Who am I? What is your answer today?
I encourage your answer to be rooted in His Word. Read these verses and more daily to fortify yourself in Him. I practice this on a daily basis, seeing its benefits and walking out its truths. You can do this. You can overcome and be what you were intended to be.
Take control of who you are by letting God define you. Resist the fleeting opinions of others and be steady in the heart of Christ. This will keep you true to yourself and true with others. This will keep you safe and healthy. This will lead you into destiny.
No matter what, nothing is impossible with God!
Have a great week and the best is yet to come.