Who Are You?
Have you ever wondered who you were, what your purpose in life was and why you were even born? Sadly, because of dysfunctional parenting many of us have no clue why we’re here on earth and sometimes our parents even tell us the lie that our birth was a mistake. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In God’s sovereignty, He very specifically and very purposefully caused you to be knit together in your mother’s womb and born, for such a time as this!
O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, then as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. (Psalm 139)
God thinks about you more than the sand on the seashore. That’s how important you are to Him. God is with you and for you. (Romans 8:31) He has an incredible plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11) It’s a plan that’s uniquely yours. Only you can accomplish it. That’s how special you are to Him.
Here’s another way you can know how much God loves you and how precious you are to Him.
“For God so loved the world (you), that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17)
God loves you so much that He chose to be born into this world in human flesh, only to experience a sinner’s death. You are worth so much to Him that He suffered torture, ridicule, abandonment, rejection, humiliation and ultimately death, out of love for you! He did this so you could rise up out of darkness and into the light of His Kingdom and become a child of God, who would grow from infancy into maturity, discovering your calling to partner with God in His glorious plan of redemption.
11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1)
God’s plan is to give you a rich inheritance as a result of the redemption He’s provided you. God considers you so important that He also wants to be in an intimate relationship with you. He longs for your attention, and affection.
As a result of your relationship with Him, God provides for you to demonstrate the power of His Kingdom in and through your life, in order to draw other people to Messiah, Yeshua.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14)
Why are you called to demonstrate God’s power? Because you are a priest!
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2)
God has made you into a priest in the order of Melchizedek. The levitical priesthood doesn’t exist anymore. The priesthood you serve in is a better priesthood. (Hebrews 7)
Knowing who God says you are in Messiah is the key to living a victorious life, and walking in the authority and power God has given to you, as His Son or Daughter.
God is the Great I Am and you are made in His image.
Verbalize and meditate on these statements about who God says you are. Taking the time to look into the Bible and reading the corresponding passages of Scripture will bring added blessings into your life.
A child of God (Romans 8:16)
An heir of eternal life (1 John 5:11-12)
An heir to the blessings of Abraham (Galatians 3:14)
An imitator of God (Ephesians 5:1)
An overcomer by the blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11)
Being transformed by the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:2)
Blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)
Doing all things through Messiah who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
Forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)
Healed by His wounds (1 Peter 2:24)
Justified, an heir of God and co-heir with Christ (Romans 5:1; 8:17 )
Kept in safety wherever I go (Isaiah 46:4)
Led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
Living by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)
More than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
Redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13)
Redeemed from the hand of the foe (Psalms 107:2)
Rescued from the domain of darkness (Colossians 1:13)
Saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8)
Strong in the Lord and in His mighty power (Ephesians 6:10)
Who are you?
You are a beautiful and unique flower in God’s bouquet. Look to the sun “Son” to receive the nutrients necessary to give off the beautiful aroma of Heaven in the world around you today. Let the water of the Spirit and the Word wash you and help you grow more beautiful, and your colors more brilliant….as the story of your life unfolds, and you continue to discover more about who you are.