Who are You?

 

Quick.

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Before you read any further.

Grab a scrap of paper and jot down your immediate response to the question.

In other words, “How would you introduce yourself to someone you were meeting for the first time?”

Really.  Fight the urge to read on until you’ve written down a response…

So, what does your response look like?  Does it include:

  • Your name?
  • Your accomplishments?
  • Your associations?

I have noticed in working with women over the past few years that many introduce themselves by their associations; A.K.A. their relationships.  Understandable.  We do tend to be relational by nature.

But our relationships and our roles do NOT define us.  They are not WHO we are.

We are so much more than who we know, what we do, where we live, what we produce, or what we long for.  We are daughters of THE King!

I love the Tim Keller quote, “The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child.  We have that kind of access.” 

Yes, I realize some take issue with the theology of that quote stating that God never sleeps so He cannot be awakened.   However, the thought behind this beautiful word picture speaks so loudly and clearly to me.  The quote provides a picture for me that I can relate to, and it shares a powerful message – We are His daughters!  We have that kind of access!

Our pastor started a new sermon series on Sunday called True ID.  Who are we?  This very first week he expounded from the Bible just what it means to be HUMAN – created BY God, LIKE God, for a purpose (Genesis 1:27-28).  Being Human – part of our true ID.

What an amazing thought:  God wanted the particular uniqueness of each of us in His world!

At the conclusion of the message, we were directed to Psalm 8.

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet, (v. 5-6)

Think about it:  In God’s eyes, There is NO, “I’m only human.”

We are created in His image – like Him.

He has made us a little lower than the heavenly beings.

And crowned us with glory and honor.

Being human should stop us in our tracks!

In God’s eyes, we have incredible worth.

Now, try answering the question again…

Quick.

Who are you?

11 comments on “Who are You?

  1. I love this short little post! We need to remember WHO we are at all times because our enemy loves to remind us of who we AREN’T every chance he gets!

  2. I gave a talk very similar to this message at the PCCI retreat. I call this God-image glory in us “Glordinary”. We humans are Glordinary people we are.

  3. As a VERY relational person, I listed wife, mom, NANA, podcaster, coach, Daughter of the King and daughter of Bob & Gin. To be honest, I believe God created us for relationship and those are my key relationships, so I’m good with that order to my list. (Though I might want Daughter of the King earlier in the list.) Thanks for this thought provoking post on our identity. Identifying who we are and whose we are is key in our journey of faith…and in relating to others.

    • Yes, Yes! I agree, Rhonda! God created us to be relational beings. It is in those relationships that we are able to share God’s love and shine His glory. The relationships themselves are not bad. Just have to remember where our heart and priorities are so that the relationships don’t become idols.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments. They are such great reminders of who God created us to be.

  4. I love this so much, this is something I think that we all struggle with daily (ok maybe it is just me) It’s knowing who you are in Him AND resting in that fact, but God is so Good and there really is no greater feeling than the feeling of “Awe and Wonder” from knowing who are created to be!

    • Oh, no, Stephanie, I’m convinced it’s not something just you struggles with! I believe we all struggle with knowing whose we are! …AND the resting part!! Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I pray you will experience some “Awe & Wonder” from knowing who you are created to be this very day.

  5. What a beautiful reminder! Being human and breathing again today should stop us in our tracks and fill us with awe and wonder that we were created in the image of our Creator! Blessings!

    • I love those words, “awe and wonder!” I think we can all use an occasional reminder of who our God is and that we were created in His image! Thank you, blog 8628, for stopping by and taking the time to comment! soli deo gloria!

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