Wednesday, November 19, 2008

who am i?

That's been the question floating around in my brain for a couple of weeks now. This would be a seemingly easy question to answer, except that none of the answers I would naturally come up with really define who I am. And they didn't satisfy the person who asked me this question (Jeff).

The answer couldn't really come from me. I can't really answer the question, "Who am I," because I get all messed up with the stuff I think about myself, the stuff that I hate about myself, the stuff I hide about myself.

So I had to go to the only place I know that gives me the answers I need. God's Word. Because, let's face it, what do I care what anyone else thinks about me, even myself?! Who does God say I am? That's a lot more interesting question. And this is what He said:

I am His child.
I am created in His image.
I am His workmanship.
I am His beloved.
I am redeemed.
I am reconciled.
I am a new creation.
I am chosen.
I am sanctified.
I am free.
I am forgiven.
I am justified.
I am gifted.
I am here for a purpose.

And that's just off the top of my head, so I am sure there's more that He says about who I am. The difficult thing is keeping these things in the front of my mind all the time. And then the next question is how would I live my life if these were the things I thought about myself all the time?


Desmond Jones said...

Well, that's a pretty good set of 'who is Phyllis' items. . .

You'll want to keep track of those. And any others that come up in the meantime. . .

MJ said...

Hmmm.... Food for thought. Astuallyt, I'm not sure how I feel about that second question. It makes me uncomfortable.

Oh wait! we're talking about you!

MJ said...

Ok I suck....I meant "Actually"