Today, I want to impose this question to you– who are you? And truly, if it happens, I get it, but you’re not JUST a mom, a wife, an entrepreneur and etc.. these right here are merely roles.
To answer this question is never really the simplest..or so it seems. We often tie who we are to the roles God has given us.. like someone who’ll say “introduce yourself” and the first things we ramble off are the ROLES we’ve been given like .. mom, wife, sister, entrepreneur, and etc.. but that never really answers the question who are you does it?
Truly, this is a question I’ve struggled to answer for quite some time… my answers would always lead to “I’m a wife, mom and etc” but once I got to thinking who I really am.. the question for purpose popped up.. so
Today my goal is to help you answer / understand who you are further according to Biblical foundations in case you too have wondered “Who Am I Above All The Noise And Why Am I Here?”
Of course, there’s no one size fits all, but after studying I have a pretty good idea now of who we are as humans and why we were put here— in short 2 answers Jesus and purpose.
In length.. stay with me here…
Jesus, Me, Identity, and Purpose — How they correlate
The identity crisis is a very real thing nowadays.
In a age of individualism and in a world where people speak words over you (especially since we were kids), it is so easy to forget to armour yourself in the armour of truth and life, and instead, set our sights on trying to align our identity with the fickle nature of the world.
Jesus of all people understood what it was like to be judged by people and have people try to speak over Him and try and tell Him who He was. He knew what it was like to be praised one day and crucified and mocked at the next… but He remained steadfast because His identity was not in this – it was in His Father. And we too can remain steadfast when we know and believe that our identity is found in the Father.
And it has always comforted me to know that Jesus was perfect in every way and was blameless in all ways, and yet, there were still people who scorned him. This comforts me because I know that there is no level of achievement I could ever reach that would give me the approval of every man… and I am not even here for the approval of man, so it doesn’t matter.
To live for the approval of Christ alone frees me to love others purely with no agenda or false motive because I am not seeking anything from them in return – I simply want to love them because Jesus loved me first.
Our identity doesn’t rest in the world or even in ourselves, but in Christ. We were designed to worship and not to be worshipped. If I received people’s praise or their disapproval as my source of worth, my view of my identity becomes shaken and inconsistent because people are fickle and they will say and think one thing one day and something else another day.
No longer do you have to wonder who you are and what you have to offer because God tells you in every page of the Bible! Love seeps out from it in every Chapter and He wants you to be a part of His salvation story. You are an important supporting character to His grand design for the world.
Below are some verses that stood out the most in speaking WHO you are–as you ready them I challenge you to write them down and take them with you everywhere.. theres nothing better than being concrete in Who God Says You are so when the enemy attacks you will know what to throw him with..
- Made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
- Set apart (John 15:19)
- Light of the world, a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14)
- More precious than rubies (Proverbs 3:15)
- Made victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57)
- Fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
- Holder of a glorious future (Romans 8:18)
- Worth dying for (Romans 5:8)
- Child of the LIGHT (Ephesians 5:8)
- Made righteous in His sight (Romans 4:5).
If there is ANYTHING you take away from this post is this– His Word NEVER changes about you.
Even though we do not deserve His love and mercy, and it would only be fair for Him to turn His back on us, He has showered us with the riches of His kingdom and welcomed us into His presence.
He crafted you so intentionally and purposefully to carry out His eternal purpose. And your worth is defined only by the One who called you by name before others or even yourself had the opportunity to call you names. You have been set apart by faith through grace to live a life glorifying Him!
The purpose of our lives is to glorify the Lord-loving Him and loving people – and as we do this, He reveals how to orignally do that with what He has so personally and purposefully knitted in each of us. He guides us along the right path for His Name’s sake as we seek Him FIRST.
With the Words of God as your anchor and your armour, live knowing that you are who God says you are. While we did notdeserve it, we were considered worthy in His sight. While we could never be enough, He deemed us more precious than rubies. While we are inherently sinful by nature, we were made righteous in Christ Jesus. So let’s live bravely and boldly for He who loves you and died for you!
Today, I pray these words have helped you understand fundamentally who you are before your roles and that the purpose you are here is for God and the gifts He has given you are unique in adding to that purpose of being the light of the world and a city on a hill!
Have a blessed day!