It’s the question that ponders everyone’s minds at least once in their lifetime. Usually triggered by a change in the season of our lives, whether positive or negative, good or bad. The question is vital in shaping who we are, how we live and why we live.
You have to ask yourself, is my identity found in how I look physically, in my thoughts, or in my actions? Sometimes the answer to this question can lead to positive discoveries of yourself; I am a friend, a parent, a teacher. But it can also lead to destructive answers; I am unimportant, selfish or broken.
By answering the question “Who am I?” you discover God’s plan for your life and who He has created you to be. It will also empower you to be a shining light to those around you.
Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, you are saved.
The story of Adam and Eve displays the sin that resulted in the misstep of our humanity. By nature, we have flaws and we are imperfect. But that only emphasises the need for Jesus in our lives. Although we are broken, Jesus is alive in us.
The song “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns captures the essence of being loved by the Creator of the universe in all circumstances. The lyrics go – “Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin, would look on me with love and watch me rise again?” Although we are undeserving, still Jesus loves us.
On difficult days, when you feel inadequate, unloved or unworthy – remember who you belong to and straighten your Crown. As a son/daughter of a King who is not moved by this world, do not fear because you are His. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “The Lord goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Answering this question will help you live life to its fullest, finding purpose in whatever God puts your hands to, and blessing others in the process. Above all, you will find your identity in Christ which leads to a life of purpose, understanding, and a sense of community.
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