Who am I?
I've always had many answers for that question.
At different points in my life and in different conversations, I would have said:
I am ... a perfectionist.
I am ... a lawyer.
I am ... an organized person.
I am ... a runner.
I am ... a cleaner.
I am ... an optimist.
I am ... a traveler.
I am ... a reader.
But circumstances over the last several years have stripped away each and every one of those things. Some for a time and some permanently.
As we read, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Cor. 5:17.
The old "I ams" are gone or so, so much further down the list. They have slowly been replaced by other qualities, more important and in a better order.
Instead, I am now:
A child of God, loved and forgiven.
A wife of a giving husband.
A mother of three generous blessings from God.
A daughter and sister and niece and cousin and aunt.
Amazing what a few years, a rare disease, and most of all God can do, isn't it?
When we stop and let go of who we think we are, it lets God step in and create who we are in Him.
And when I think of the phrase "I am", I'm humbled to use it at all in reference to me. I am reminded by this song who is the "I am." Enjoy one of my favorite songs.
Who are you?
Is THE I am coming before the "I am ..."?