Who am I?

Last week our family attended a church family camp. The theme for one of the days had to do with identity and message…and one of the questions we were asked to think about was “Who am I?”

So…who am I?

  • wife
  • mother
  • grandmother
  • aunt
  • daughter
  • friend
  • musician (organist, pianist, composer)
  • poet
  • minister
  • neighbor
  • sometime actress
  • student
  • teacher
  • MS patient

In each of those categories, what message do I send?

I’ve realized that sometimes the message is one of impatience and frustration–and that’s not what I want. I would rather that the message associated with each of those identities be similar–a message of patience, caring, joy…

That impatience arises when I say “yes” to too many requests. It is hard to turn people down, and yet I know that at least some of my identities suffer if I am too tightly scheduled.

As I look back at my list of identities, I realize that I have left out the most important one. Who am I? A child of God!

The message I want to share is a testimony of what God has done in my life–and what God can do in others’ lives. It doesn’t matter which identity it flows out of–I want it to be the same message.