You can spend a lifetime trying to figure out just who you are, and I think that perhaps some of us never do get it figured out. The answer to this question can take us all over the place as we move through our lives. We can seek out ideas that we think will make us whole. We can pursue the acquisition of material things to complete us. We can try to amass money to make us secure. We can pour ourselves into a career so that we end up at the top of the corporate ladder and call all the shots – all to get the recognition that we desire. The world that we live in lures us into this trap of the pursuit of things, or recognition, or acceptance. And, if we ever get to the place where whatever we’ve accomplished for ourselves is enough (I doubt many of us get to that point), most likely we learn that it’s all hollow – it’s simply not what it’s cracked up to be. I believe that the attempt to find ourselves is intrinsic, deeply built into our very nature.
So many times I chased after things such as acceptance, career, recognition, financial security. It left me empty and frustrated. It was not enough, it was never enough, and it never will be enough. That’s because it’s not what we were created for at all. So what’s the purpose for my life? It’s simple, the purpose for my life is to live for Christ, to be in communion with God, to reflect His glory to others.
God is the only “thing” that can fill the great big empty hole in your heart and soul. Do you feel a deep longing for something that makes you complete? That’s God. Do you long for the ultimate love of a lifetime? That’s God. He is everything. He is my all-in-all.
The world will tell you that you are nothing, God tells you that you are complete in Him. There’s a bookmark that I have that lists Bible verses (based on the writings of Dr. Neil Anderson), it’s been in my Bible for probably 20 years or so. On that bookmark is a compilation of verses that shows just who we are in Christ. We are accepted, we are secure, we are significant. Notice that those three main headings of accepted, secure, and significant are huge things that pretty much everyone wants for their life. We don’t have to chase after the things of the world for these goals. We are given them freely by our loving God when we believe in and accept His Son Jesus into our lives.
Want to see the verses that go with these headings of accepted, secure, significant? https://www.google.com/search?q=who+i+am+in+christ+neil+anderson&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYv6X_qZrUAhWBNSYKHVSFBmwQ_AUIBygB&biw=1366&bih=905#imgrc=1Ve-TlqwiBm4sM:
Reference it, print it out, keep it handy. For when the world tries to beat you down and tell you that you are nothing, God tells you that you are everything. God’s Word confirms it. Believe it.
Who Am I? I am blessed to be a daughter of the most holy, high King. I am a child of God. I am accepted. I am secure. I am significant. I am redeemed. I am who He says that I am. And so are you.