Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Who am I”? Sometimes, when I am filled with anxiety over one thing or another, or under a lot of stress (usually more self-imposed than anything), I forget who I am and need a little reminder.
One day, God inspired me to write the poem below. It reminds me that no matter what is going on outside of me, that God is still within me. He is still beside me showing me Who I Am.
You Are Loved and Accepted
He still loves me, accepts me, and has a purpose for my life.
Additionally, when we don’t know or forget who we are and whose we are, how can we connect with our purpose? The purpose for which He created us in the first place?
Next to Salvation, I’ve come to learn that knowing who God created me to be is foundational in my walk with Christ.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me you can do nothing.”John 15:5 MEV
Who Am I
Who am I? Before I was born You knew my name. You are the potter. I am the clay. You created me on purpose Just the way I am, For a purpose. From the color of my eyes To my dreams and skills, From my talents and abilities To my parents, I am created to be your light, To reflect Your glory. Wherever I may be, I am your Child. Forgiven by Your grace. Restored thru the blood of Jesus. Out of darkness And into the light. I am eternal. From God I came And to God I will return. I AM the church. I AM the Body of Christ. By Patricia Adderley
The Bible is filled with Scriptures that talk about who God created us to be.
Scripture tells us that:
- We are not a mistake
- God has a purpose for our lives
- God accepts us and we are secure in Christ
- We are significant
- What is true of Christ is true of you
If you want to find out more about what the Bible says about who God created you to be, check out Discover Your True Identity: A 52 Week Guided Prayer Journal. Find the answer to the question “Who am I?” for yourself. I find that Psalm 139 is a good place to start. It has become one of my favorite scriptures.
My Heart, Christ’s Home: 100 Days of Joy and Strength in Jesus
My Heart, Christ’s Home is a collection of 100 poems and the scriptures they were based on. God lives inside each one of us if we’ve accepted Him as our Savior. However, salvation is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. Throughout our lives, we will face trials of many kinds. This includes things like dealing with loss and grief, fear, faith, or questions of identity.
We ask ourselves things like “Does God really know me?”, “Who did create me to be?” or “Is there more to life than this job?”.
We hide things about ourselves from other people and especially from God. Also, we are afraid that if they found out we might be rejected or we feel shame for our past actions, feelings and thoughts whether they are warranted or not.
I don’t know about you, but turning over those hidden parts of my heart and mind to God is a constant process. This life is only the beginning and God has a purpose for each one of us. He wants access to every part of our lives- where we work, where we live and eat, the bedroom, the closets where we hide things, everything.
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