Who are you, really? It’s an important question that seemingly has an easy response. Who are you, really? Now, most of you will answer by giving your name but, your name only conveys what you are called. So, who are you, really? Now, others of you may provide an answer that links you in relation to someone else. For example, ” I’m Joey’s mom”, “Mike’s wife” or “Ashley’s cousin.” Is that who you are, really? Finally, some of you will respond in relation to how you earn a living, for example, “I’m a Graphic Designer” or, “I work Corporate Law” or “I’m an IT Consultant.”
When you think about who you are… really, truly and authentically, the answer has very little to do with your name, your relation to anyone else or even your occupation. The answer, to who you really are, has its foundation in the person God has called, created and cleared the way for you to be.
Who you really are speaks to your purpose. It should be the account to which you deposit your passion, your energy and your resources. It should be the place where your dreams come out of hiding, your vision has high-definition resolution and your target finds your awaiting audience.
Who you are really can be found in the visions you have of yourself doing great things, inspiring people, making a difference, having an impact, facilitating change… changing lives…changing minds …changing hearts. Who you are really is the person who finally musters up the courage to relocate from their comfort zone to the other side of the tracks. It’s the person that finally embraces discomfort as their forever home.
Now here’s the newsflash: You can do it but, you can’t do it alone or you’d be there, by now. So, invite God to join you in the journey. See, this journey isn’t a quick trip to the market, not at all. The journey to who you are really is more like a long, intentionally winding cross-country expedition. Sometimes, you’ll travel with ease and make great progress. At other times, you’ll hit detours, traffic and roadblocks. You may even witness the tragic end of other travelers along the way.
The good news is: You can avoid your own tragic end if you’ll invite God to join you in your journey. See, He’ll be your navigator. He’ll guide you through roadblocks, obstacles and, even adversaries. You’re probably a nice person, a good person, even a wonderful person, but that’s not who you are, really. Besides, we have enough of those. What the world desperately needs, and what God has called, created and cleared the way for you to become is… Who you really are.
LifeSpeak this Week:
For the next 7 days, say this prayer: God, Help me become the person you have called, created and cleared the way for me to be. I yield the navigation of my life’s journey to You. Thank you for the strength to pursue my purpose, realize my dreams and fulfill your plan for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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