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.
6 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…
Who are you?