By Eitan Shishkoff
Who Are You?
This question must be answered by each of us.
Many of us, including myself, struggle with thoughts of self-doubt, questioning our worth, falling into the trap of comparison, feeling muddled or side-lined.
In these uncertain times, it is now essential for each of us to know who we are.
How does our Creator/Redeemer see us? What is our true identity and purpose?
Here are some initial thoughts. It will be important to add your own ideas and conclusions.
All of these passages are familiar to you. But try to read them as if for the first time.
Take time to chew on the verses and on these 7 statements of WHO YOU ARE.
I. YOU ARE A UNIQUE CREATION OF GOD
Genesis 2:26 Created in His image
Exodus 33:12,17 I know you by name
1Corinthians 6:20 You were bought with a price
Mark 6:28 If God clothes the lilies of the field…
II. YOUR WORTH IS MEASURED BY HOW MUCH IT COST TO REDEEM YOU
Go to any pawnshop and the price of redemption is tied to the worth of the item
Revelation 5:9 Yeshua redeemed you with His own precious blood
1John 4:19; Romans 5:8 He loved you while you were yet far from Him
III. YOUR LIFE HAS PURPOSE, MEANING, & DESTINY
1 Samuel 3 – entire chapter (God’s conversation with Shmuel)
Exodus 3-4: entire chapters (God’s conversation with Moshe)
IV. THERE IS NEVER A MOMENT WHEN GOD IS FAR FROM YOU OR UNCONCERNED
Hebrews 13:5 He will never leave you or forsake you
Heb 4:14-16 He was tempted in every way as we are that we might have a high priest who identifies
V. HIS GRACE IS WHAT ENABLES YOU TO ABOUND IN BEING GOOD AND DOING GOOD
2 Corinthians 9:8
VI. YOU ARE AN ADOPTED SON OF AN ADORING FATHER
Romans 8:14-17 You have received the spirit of adoption
1John 3:1-3 Behold what manner of love… that you should be called a son/daughter of God
VII. YOU ARE A MESSENGER OF THE MOST HIGH GOD
2Corinthians 5:20-21 You are an Ambassador for Messiah
Matthew 10:1, 6-8 Go, preach…heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely have you received, freely give.