Who am I? What do I stand for? Whom am I supposed to serve?
Lately, I have been struggling with who I am as a person. If you know me; I am a yes person, a people pleaser, if you need me, I will be there. I am sometimes a people pleaser to a fault. Sometimes I don't say no when I should. I also have found myself struggling with becoming the person God wants me to be and not what my friends or others think I should be.
I noticed when I hang out with people I adjust who I am based on who I am with. This is not necessarily a bad thing because the people I hang out with are pretty great. However, I have learned that I can't just do what these people do because its good for them. It has to be good for me too. It has to be what God wants for me.
More than anything, I want to find my identity in Christ. I feel like sometimes I work so hard to please others that I am not pleasing God and not letting him be who I serve. I truly believe God gave me the gift of giving of my time to others but somewhere in the mix of things I have forgotten to give some of that time back to him.
This blog was inspired by a culmination of trying to figure out who I am in Christ and from a great devotional my dad sent me today....
What’s it all about?
It’s about the painting, not the frame;
It’s about the treasure, not the vessel;
It’s about His truth, not our opinions;
It’s about His glory, not our looks;
It’s about His love, not our niceness;
It’s about His purpose, not our plans;
It’s about His Kingdom, not our agenda;
It’s about His reign, not our rights;
It’s about His life, not our efforts;
It’s about Jesus!
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. -2 Cor. 3:18.
After reading and meditating on this and God's word, I have come to the conclusion that its time to find my identity in Christ and to stop worrying about my life because my life is his. His plans are mine.
Who am I? I am HIS....
What do I stand for? I stand for grace, truth, love, forgiveness, kindheartedness...I stand for HIM
Whom do I serve? I serve my heavenly father FIRST and foremost...
When it comes down to it...this life is all about JESUS. I am ready to give myself to him and find my identity in him. I want to be a person the Lord is proud of. I want to serve him.