Who are you”?
I had a long day yesterday. I didn’t meet my expectations and it got me overwhelmed. A friend came visiting and tried lifting my spirit.
He asked me, “who are you”? I responded with, “I’m a content developer and inspirational blogger.”
The young man wasn’t satisfied and he asked again, who are you? I responded, “I’m a life coach.”
He looked at me, indifferently and asked again, who are you? Now, I was getting uncomfortable. I responded, “I’m a Nigerian, and I’m a child of God.”
He asked again, “How important is being a follower of Christ to you?” I responded, “very important.” He chuckled and said, “how come it was far down your list?” I became speechless.
Often we are told that we are created in God’s image. What is this image of God in which we are created? When God said, “Let us make man in our image, he is saying, ” Let us make someone to love and call it ‘man.’ God’s intention is to make a man be just like him. We can boldly say that when God made man, he drew him out of himself.
Man is the only being on earth that is created in God’s image. There’s no place in the Bible where you find that angels are created in God’s image. This is a clear indication that you are the perfect reflection of God’s image. You are the only being that is like him.
Every man is created as a result of God’s love. Our identity is in the one who created us. The moment we understand this, we would not struggle to find the answer when we asked, “Who are you”?
Our identity will be tied to whatever we give our hearts to. Oftentimes, we place the most important thing in our life at the least of our priorities and chase things that are not meant to be a top priority. In a bid to fit in, and come off as kind, we say things we don’t keep.
We are quick to tell people, “I’ll pray for you. I’ll call you. I’ll write to you. I’ll be there. But we never come through. The people on the other end will wait for eternity for us to fulfill our promises. It doesn’t mean we are bad when we fail, it simply shows what our top priorities are.
My Give Away: what have we allowed to define us? What are the things we place as top priorities that never fulfill us at the end of the day? What are the things that have first place in our hearts? It’s time we rechecked who we are, and what our identity is tied with.
When you find your identity in the one who created you, it will change your whole perspective.
Blessings and Love
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