Day 11: Teach me, O God!

31dayssquareaddressWe live in a world of constant media barrage and connectivity.  We are always bombarded with media images which, for many of us, cause us to question who we are, what we do, why we do it and how.

We see those whom the media suggests we should look up to and all they seem to do is highlight our lack.

Girlfriend, there’s never going to be a day on this earth in which my house is real estate open house ready, that my delightful daughters choose of their own free will to recite scripture in the backseat of our car and eschew a belching contest and I’m fairly certain that the much touted thigh-gap (what in the world???) is a standard I’m never going to achieve.

But who am I really?  I mean, deep down, who is this Jesus girl?

I think that’s where I need the education.  Because I seem to have a masters degree in who I am not.  But who I am really?  As in, who does God see when he looks at me?  How does He view me? That’s what I need to learn.  That’s what I need to drink in.  That’s what I need to have constantly washing over me so it penetrates my very spirit and I start to believe it.

Who am I indeed?  Teach me, O God!

And from the beautiful love letter that is His word, He’s already placed the answers before us.

This is who I am:

Treasured possession.

More than a conqueror.

The righteousness of God.

Born of God.

An heir to the kingdom.

God’s workmanship.

An overcomer.

Part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.

Transformed.

The head and not the tail.

His elect.

Chosen.

Loved.

A light to the world.

Redeemed.

Forgiven.

Delivered.

Justified.

Saved.

Healed.

Strong.

Provided for.

Gifted.

A part of the body of Christ.

Child of the King.

A new creation.

Obedient.

A dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

New.

Whole.

Dearly loved.

Sanctified.

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My friend, this is who I am, whether or not I choose to believe it.  And it’s without a doubt who you are as well.  But the part we need to learn, the part only God can teach is, is that which we find buried in His word and spoken over our lives at the dawn of time.

This is your education.  The lesson has been taught.  And there’s no test to study for.  Only receive it by grace.  And live.

This post is written in conjunction with the #Write31days Challenge and linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday crew here and Nester Smith’s friends here.

4 thoughts on “Day 11: Teach me, O God!

  1. my goodness, I love this post!
    I loved when you wrote “I seem to have a masters degree in who I am not”. I feel the same way every so often. I don’t think there’s anything more important than knowing and being constantly aware of of how God sees us – this alone can completely transform us in a miraculous way ❤
    thank you for this reminder and good luck with your series!

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