Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Who am I?

This seems to be a question that I ask quite often. 

Do you ever feel like you don't know who you are?

Well, my friend Jessica from When All Else Fades, has something to say about that.

This is one awesome chick. Trust me.

Definitely go and check out her blog. She has a HUGE heart for Jesus...what's not to like about that?


Let's face it. We've all had this question harass us at some point in
our lives. Those 3 little words have the ability to shake the very
core of my being. Sometimes they resonates inside my soul for days &
leave me feeling insignificant. You see, I've always struggled with
trying to place my identity & self-worth in my talents. I tend to seek
the approval of others & sadly, I've allowed their opinions to control
me for far too long. Often times I let my performance in certain areas
define me. I'm a writer, a painter, a photographer, etc. But really,
those are mere labels. Each word fails to even scratch the surface of
who I truly am. What happens when I'm feeling uninspired, or fail to
do well in any of these areas? I'm overcome with a sense of
worthlessness & am left feeling unsatisfied with myself. It has taken
me years, but I have finally figured out the error in my ways. The
only reliable source of my identity is in Christ. At the end of the
day, His opinion of me is all that matters. So what if someone doesn't
like my photos, paintings, or something that I've written? It doesn't
change who I am in Christ & it sure as heck shouldn't affect my
self-perception. It's time to stop looking around for self-assurance &
start looking up to the One who created me. Whenever those 3 words
come around again, here's how I'll chose to answer:


I am a friend of Christ. ( John 15:15 )
I am a child of God. ( Galatians 3:26 )
I am a new creation. ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 )
I am the light of the world. ( Matthew 5:14 )
I am a citizen of heaven. ( Ephesians 2:19 )
I am God's workmanship. ( Ephesians 2:10 )
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. ( 1 Corinthians 3:16 )
I am an expression of the life of Christ. ( Colossians 3:4 )
I am more than a conqueror though Christ. ( Romans 8:37 )

This is definitely one of those posts I will have read and re-read over and over again.

Does this make you think differently about who YOU are?


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