Ever felt like you should look deeper at the underlying lie, uncertainty, or fear of your life – or have you put that off like I have? I had tentatively put my struggles down to fear of failure, need for acceptance, and insecurity over my ability
to cope with life in my mind. I wonder now if the deepest issue is that I do not really know who I am.
Life has taught me that I am able to be hurt. I am rewarded when I do things right as well as wrong. I can get away with things and use distractions
to mask my deepest longings. I have felt acceptance when I compromise, as well as when I hold to higher standards.
The reality is only Jesus knows who I really am – but he wants us to know too:
I am a child of the creator.
I am clay
in his hands.
I am a recipient of all his blessings and power.
I am a co-inheritor of his unimaginable reality.
You see, I am an ‘I am’ too – an ‘I am’ that was created by the great I AM.
We are made in his image with our identity defined only in him. Only in him do we find the fulfillment of all our questionings.
Today, I felt that Jesus himself wished me a happy birthday. Being new to Facebook and only on it for raising book awareness,
I was overwhelmed by the number of well-wishers who kindly spoke blessings over my coming year. It was fun and affirming, but the best birthday blessing came from Jesus himself when I turned off my computer and thanked him for life. My quiet time of gratefulness
revolved into a full-blown session of praise. And then I knew he was speaking blessings over my life too. How humbling and incredible that he would do this for each of his children, the same as we would for our own on their birthday.
You see, the great
I AM is who makes me know who I am – his.