An article from the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence argues that the age old question of “Who Am I?” appears for most in adolescence. What a powerful question to consider at a time when hormones are in flux! And when does that important question get answered? At 18? 21? 23? Or does it take a lifetime to figure out who you are?
If we let the world answer that question for us, it will be based off of our socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or income. And while those aforementioned characteristics may have shaped our experiences, they have not formed our identity. We must look to Christ to find out who we are.
Your gender, skin color, and upbringing are indicators of how He has etched you in His likeness and image. Your favorite color, food, and hobbies are indicators of your uniqueness. The origin of your family’s background speaks to versatility of God.
If we proclaim God is our Father, He, alone, has to define who we are. Let’s consider His Word:
You are made in God’s image: Genesis 1:27.
You are a new creation: 2 Corinthians 5:17
You are chosen: 1 Peter 2:9.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made: Psalm 139:14.
You are more than a conqueror: Romans 8:37.
This list is by no means exhaustive, as it is just a small picture of the wonderful, forgiven, being you are! Sisters, plant those seeds into your heart. God did not make a mistake as He was forming you in your mother’s womb. He was well aware of your path as that was already formed in eternity. What better Person to define who we are than the One who created us?
Perhaps the most important answer to the question of who we are can be found here:
You are His child. That is His declared answer to that pressing question. Place your identity in this amazing truth.
Peace and Blessings