Who am I? This is a question I ask myself all the time. In Biblical times people were described as ‘son of’ or by their trade. In today’s society, those are not really descriptions we use on a regular basis.
“Who am I?” is a question that plagues some individuals their entire life. I know all the things I am clearly not but sometimes have trouble seeing what I am. There are numerous ways to be identified and to find who I am. I am from the beach, I am a 23-year-old, I am an aunt and a niece, I am the youngest in my family, I am a student, and the list goes on.
But those are not the things I am defined by, completely. Yes, they are, in part, helpful to finding who I am, but they are do not fully clarify who I am. The world gives us so many ways to define ourselves but they are not the descriptions that really matter. In fact, they should have a lesser impact on us than who we are according to who God, our Creator, and Identifier. Too often we cling to those identifying earthly features and forget what the Creator of everything, our Heavenly Father, characterizes as.
In Christ, I am alive! I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17). I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:15). I am made in the image of God, (Genesis 1:27). I am free from sin and death, (Romans 8:2). I am courageous, (2 Timothy 1:7). I am beautiful, (1 Peter 3:3-4). I am made with a purpose, (Esther 4:14, Jeremiah 29:11). I am loved, (Psalm 93:4, 1 John 4:19, Romans 8:39). There are so many more things I have been characterized by but too often listen to the world and its descriptions instead. I have always known whose I was so I knew who I was in Him. But there are times when even though I know my identity is found in Christ, I still feel like I do not really know myself.
There are so many more things I have been characterized by but too often listen to the world and its descriptions instead. I have always known whose I was so I knew who I was in Him. But there are times when even though I know my identity is found in Christ, I still feel like I do not really know myself.
Are there truths about your identity that you are clinging to today or characterizations that you have trouble believing?
Is it your flesh that tries to tell you that they cannot be describing you?
Remind yourself now, what the Lord says you are – let his names for you be the ones you receive as true and let the titles the world has given you fall off your shoulders. They do not define you, beloved!
Below is a list of several of the things the Lord defines you as. Let his truth destroy all the lies you may believe about yourself.