Who Am I?

Who Am I?

There’s no way to get around it. It’s going to happen whether you want it to or not. We even do it to ourselves. What am I talking about?

Labels.

Everyone says they hate them, and yet we all do it. To others and to ourselves. Labels may be a convenient way to categorize people so you think you understand them.

She’s a doctor so she must be an important person.

I’m just a housewife so I’m not that important.

I’m a Christian so that makes me good.

They’re different from me so that makes them bad.

I’m a wife or a husband… I’m a single mother… I’m divorced…I’m…

Or we label ourselves as a way to explain ourselves to others or even to ourselves.

I’m a victim so it’s not my fault.

I’ve never done anything all that important so I’m not as good as…

I’m overweight so I’m not as good as…

I’m not that smart so I’m not as good as…

The problem with labels is they limit us. They make us believe this is what we are and that we can never change. I want to challenge you to think beyond the labels, whether we gave them to ourselves or somebody else gave them to us. We can be more than the labels we give ourselves or others give us. We don’t have to believe them.

There’s only one label we should be concerned about. And that’s what God says about us, what he tells us is possible. And more good news, even if it used to be true that doesn’t mean it has to stay true. With God’s help, we can become more like Jesus. Every day, we can make better choices. And each of those good choices will help create a different version of who we are right now. If you aren’t sure what He says about each of us, then you should spend some time finding out. Here’s a few verses to get you started:

So you are no longer a slave but a son and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir. (Galatians 4: 7)

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. (Deuteronomy 30:11)

His power gives us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)

So if you’re like me, and you aren’t quite sure who you are, let God’s Words tell you!

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Lillian Duncan About Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—action-filled suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Visit her website for more info.

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