Who are You? Are you what you do: a teacher, an accountant, a mother? Or are you what you have achieved: honor student, MVP, winner? Or are you the things you have done: the good, the bad? Or are you what others think of you: nice, ugly, tall, chubby? Are you all these things or are you none of these things? Who are YOU?
How you identify yourself is how you will approach life. If you are what you do, you will always need to do more and achieve more to feel that you are worth more. If you are what others say, you will always try to live up to their standards instead of the your heavenly Father’s.
If you listen to what God says about you, you will be able to break free from what holds you back. In Psalms 139:1-6,“Lord, you have examined me and know all about me. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them. You know where I go and where I lie down. You know everything I do. Lord, even before I say a word, you already know it. You are all around me—in front and in back— and have put your hand on me. Your knowledge is amazing to me; it is more than I can understand.”
This means that God knows exactly who you are. He knows your thoughts. He knows your moods. He knows what you are going to say even before you say it. So I would say God knows you better than you know yourself.
And if you listen to how He addresses you, you will no longer live the way you are currently living now. God calls you His child. He says you are wise and restored. He also says you are a new creation in Christ, you are chosen, you are holy, you are blameless. God calls you His masterpiece. The greatest of all His creations.
Who are YOU? Do you know now? Or are you still trying to find out?