WHO AM I? That is a question we all face at one point or another. It is, “The Big Who.” And the answer begins with God. A large part of who we are is defined by our relationships, they serve as reference points for us. I’m a son, a husband, a father and brother… I’m a friend, at teacher, an employee… It’s not the whole story, but those relationships help give me a context for answering The Big Who. But there’s no more critical relationship in life than the one between us and God. As we explore The Big Who, the greatest reference point we can have is a clear understanding of where we stand in relation to God.
The issue though, for a lot of us, is that we tend to spend a lot of time in the Bible looking at God, and hardly any time in it looking at ourselves. That is, we study scripture to find out more about Him, and neglect to look at what He thinks about us. We rarely stop to ask the question, “Who does God say I am?” And that’s the problem.
So, take a look at yourself right now, Child of God (John 1:12), and see who your Heavenly Father thinks you are…
- READ John 1:12, Romans 8:14-17, 1 Corinthians 5:19, 2 Corinthians 2:15, 5:20, 1 Peter 2:9-10, 1 John 3:1.
- THINK What do these verses tell you about who you are? Write down your answer.
- PRAY Take a minute and talk to your Heavenly Father about The Big Who. Don’t be all stuffy about it either. Talk to Him like you would a friend. (You can be stuffy later.)
- ACT Is there anything in your life, behavior-wise, that you need to change? Anything you need to do or stop doing? Anyone you need to talk to about this? Take care of it.