Who am I?

To all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

There have been times in my life where I have felt lost and confused about who I am and what my role in life is supposed to be. I have been a student, a business woman, a wife, a mother, a teacher and a writer, just to name a few, but in times of transition or failure I can become discouraged. I think, who am I, if I am not a mother, or teacher, or whatever role I am struggling with. I flounder, like a fish out of water, gasping for purpose; wondering who I really am.

I have learned it’s not about identifying myself with the roles I have had, but grasping who I am through the eyes of my Heavenly Father.

For we will never understand our true identity, until we identify ourselves with the person of Jesus Christ.

From God’s point of view: We are…

  • Redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
  • Sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as a child of the living God.
  • We are a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ. Whether we follow from afar or follow up close.
  • We are a servant of the living God, whether we serve well or poorly.
  • We have been forgiven of our sins and redeemed by the grace of God.
  • We have been justified and declared righteous.
    We are God’s beloved.
  • That’s who we are!
  • Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, how grateful I am to be identified as your child. Enable me to rest in that knowledge and to continue to absorb the truth of what that means. I love you Lord. Amen.
  • Published by Linda Colby

    Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

    One thought on “Who am I?

    1. Oh Linda, all this is so very true. I read recently that we women feel we are either not enough or too much. Thank you for the reminder that we are just right in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. We are His Beloved! Love those bullet points. Blessings, Susan


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