Who am I? That’s a great question and just as soon as I start to answer it, I change and become someone else. I mean think about it – for whatever lifetime you have lived in this human experience, you have lived in an ever changing, continually developing body.
I began this experience with the body of a chubby and if I do say so myself, adorable baby boy. A little later on, I occupied a thin as a rail, blonde hair, blue eyed, big smiling little boy. A little boy who possessed a unique ability to get into stuff a lot quicker than I could get out of it. I eventually developed into a teenager and had an appetite that could never seem to be satisfied, which contributed to a ever changing body. From there I became a young man that always seemed to be engaged it the battle of trying to take off a few pounds. Now a days I am what many would consider middle aged and my body, well, let’s just say it has decided that it will speak for itself.
We spend most of our lives associating who we are with how we look and the great tragedy here is that the old saying is true: “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover!” About the time, we start to get comfortable in one form of our body, another one comes along and takes it’s place and it seems the process begins all over again.
Who am I? Well before I can even try to answer that question, I have to realize and accept that I am not my body, because my body is continually, moment by moment, daily changing. Here’s the really interesting thing: We can let our body shape us or we can shape our body! And which way do you think this is supposed to work? The Bible puts it this way in Ephesians 2:10 ”For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
I am learning to just be me, whatever body I am occupying. I told a friend the other day “I am 51 years old, but I feel like I am 25 -30 years old. In my mind, I think like a 30 year old, not like a 50 year old. I remember when I used to think 50 was old, but not now.
So, if I am not my body, then who am I? The “I” that you are looking for is who you really are. It’s who you were created to be. It’s the you that you live with 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The “I” you are looking for is still becoming. Our problem is that we are looking for a completed product and we can’t find it, because we are still in process.
And so here is the good news today – if you can’t find yourself, it means that you are a work in progress. You are still becoming and so the question needs to change from “Who am I?” to “Who do I want to be?” The simple changing of the question is a game changer that sets your focus in the right direction and aligns your life for blessing.
And so I ask you: WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? the choice truly is yours…