Who Am I?
Updated: Mar 17
Ephesians 2:10: For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Psalm 139:13-14: For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I remember when God started my revealing journey, the first question He asked is "Who are you?".
I struggled with this question because I discovered that I placed my identity on my career, relationships and family. I realized that I could lose my career or relationships at any point in my life, and even if I do not lose any; it will always change. I knew something was missing so I went back to God for answers. I was certain He wanted to help me discover who I am. I knew that when God asks us questions, it is usually to get our attention because He knows we do not have the answers but He wants us to admit that we do not know and draw closer to Him for answers. So I picked up my pen and book and started writing what the Holy Spirit was ministering to me. I would like to share that with you. Our identity is the core of who we are, it is crucial for our development, self-worth and confidence. This is why placing our identity on something that's mutable and frail will leave us feeling empty and unworthy.
As humans, our identity shifts depending on the stage of life we are in. For example, at some point in our lives, we identify as a student, then a worker and later we retire. This is the common phenomenon of the human race.
As Christians, our identity should be placed in God and every other thing should be secondary. We are children of God first before we are mothers, fathers, wives and husbands. When we put God first in our lives, we are relying on His unvarying love and acknowledging His purpose for our lives.
The reality is that we will always feel like strangers in this world when we are uncertain where our identity comes from. Isn't it funny that we spend our lives building relationships with others except the One who created us? we crave intimacy with others, but not with the One who created us.
Today, God wants you to know that you are one of a kind, specifically made by Him for His purpose here on earth. You are chosen by God. Do you know how important you must be for God to send you to earth to fulfill His purpose?. He could have chosen someone else, but He chose and made you because He knows you are worthy. Your whole life has been planned by Him. Before you were; He was, is and will continue to be. Therefore, He knows who you were, are and who you should be. Isn't that amazing?, having a Father that knows the beginning and the end. He has the manual for your life. When He made you, He put things in you specifically for His purpose here on earth. You were not made by chance, that's why we cannot place our identity on mediocre, transitory things. Some of the attributes about ourselves that we pray for God to change is the very thing that will usher us into our purpose. Remember the story of Moses in the Bible, when he felt unworthy because of his speech impediment, but God told him in Exodus 4:11: "Who makes a person's mouth? who decides whether the people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord"?.
God makes no mistakes, He took His time in creating you, there are specific details that makes you special and unique. So, whenever you feel unworthy like Moses, you must invite God in and ask Him to show you who you really are!
A logical example, is a product in a store that has no label or description, since that product has no label it would not be positioned in the right section of the store. Those that truly need and understand the value of this product will have a hard time identifying it. If this product has been described stating its benefits and purpose, it could have been easily identified by those that truly need it. This product is US, without our identity, without us truly realizing who we are, understanding our strengths and weaknesses; we cannot fulfill our purpose and help those God destined for us to. Our identity is our power, and it is rooted in God and no one else.
So, how do we discover our identity? we begin by having a relationship with God. God is the only One that can reveal the hidden secrets of our lives and He wants to help us through our revealing journey. He wants to show us why he chose us and who else can help us than the One who created us?
I pray this word speaks life personally to you!
An interesting book about this subject is "The Real you and your Spirit's Clothing" by Joys Priscilla Oyedepo.
Salvation Prayer: If you stumbled on this blog and you do not know this "God" I write about, but you feel a leading in your spirit to know more. Well, Welcome! God loves you and has led you here for a reason. If you desire to build a relationship with Him, the first step is to say this prayer below:
Lord Jesus, I come today as a sinner. I know that I have turned away from You several times. Today, I confess and repent of all my sins, I believe You died for me and rose again, I ask that Your precious Blood purify my life. I ask that You change me, renew me and lead me. Become my Lord and personal Savior. Now, I am yours and I am Born Again. Thank you Lord for saving me. Amen.
Congratulations, the Bible tells us that every time someone gives their life to God, there is a celebration in heaven over that person, you are loved and celebrated at this moment and forever. Amen!
Next steps: I urge you to find a church to join, you may also reach out via the Contact section if you have any questions, we would love to help you with your walk with Christ. God loves you!