Know who you are! Was the statement made to me some years ago. For so long I have been met with this statement. People continued to challenge me to know who I am. This prompting was mind boggling. Mainly because I was struggling to answer this question. I didn't know who I was. Everytime I heard this the struggle became more and more fierce. Why were people so concerned with me knowing who I was? To me I was fine. It wasn't like I walked into a room and asked can anyone to tell me my name. I clearly thought I know who I am! Somehow though I seemed to have a sign stuck to my forhead giving people the notion that they needed to help me find my true self.
Finally one day I decided to stop running from this opportunity. Accepting the challenge to find the real me. I decided that this statement was giving me the chance to enter into a journey like never before. Causing me to dig deeper than the surface of my skin. To go beyond the ever changing image that was reflected in the mirror. Pushing me to look past my outer exterior and search the depths of my soul. Wish at this point I could tell you the journey has been easy. No! It is a daily task of allowing GOD to melt the ice built up in my heart, Ice so thick it covered up my true identity.
As I embraced this cross roads, my mind was boggled with question after question. Who are you? What is it that you like to do? What are your skills, talents or abilities? What is your favorite color? What is your favorite pass time? What do you like to do in your private time? What is your favorite book? What are the things that tug at your heart? Who's story is it that moves you? Ahhhhh. It was overwhelming. All these questions and more needed and answer.
Suddenly I realized that the challenge to know who I was didn't come from people. This prompting was coming from my heavenly Father. It was his desire for me to understand why he created me. To explore myself until I found the very purpose for my life. he wanted me to dig so deep that I would get to the core of who I really was. The same way water will turn to ice when the temperature drops below a certain degree. Our hearts have the same ability. When we allow situations and circumstances to freeze our heart. It takes the Father to shine the sun (SON) on us until the warmth causes the ice to melt. Revealing sweet life giving water Today, I continue to take steps to know who I am. Accepting the challenge to be who he created me to be. A vessel bringing life giving water to a dry and thirsty land. I challenge you today to know who you are!!!!