Who you are

who you are when you are aloneWhen you are alone, you are weak, vulnerable, defenseless. Contrary to popular Christianity, this does not “reveal” the real you. It may reveal what the devil wants to grind you into.

Who you truly are is your most heroic moment in life. You wouldn’t have achieved that great moment if you had not the character inside. That’s who Jesus wants you to become more and more. He wants you to repeat the command performance.

triumphHow many times have grown distraught because we have believed we “are” who we are when alone? The trouble with this idea, perpetuated in Christian books, firstly is that it’s not in the Bible. The Bible teaches we are weak and should keep ourselves surrounded by people who are going to encourage and nurture the better self inside. What army leaves a soldier alone and abandoned and then blames him if he loses the war?

Too much condemnation has been piled on by authors who think they’re clever by quoting this cliché. Please stop now.

Be freed into joy and realize that your best moment in life is who you are. Your high point augurs good things for your future. Believe in God because He believes in you.

12 responses to “Who you are

  1. Thank you for this reminder! My pastor has attempted to convey this thought to me many times. Sometimes it takes lots of reminders before we believe.

    As Christians, we are told we are new creations, more than conquerors, given every spiritual gift in the heavenly realms, abound in grace, possess weapons that are capable of tearing down strongholds, etc.We are told that we can do all things through Him who gives us strength and Who’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.

    As you so aptly state in your post, our identity in Christ is completely opposite that of which Satan attempts to convince us. Stay with the flock and follow the Shepherd – He and He alone can tell us who we really are!

  2. Important reminder. It’s easy to forget that we really aren’t alone. Even the strongest of faith can be worn down in loneliness. I hate it when I let it get to me. I feel I am not good enough and that’s a bunch of hogwash but it happens. Strength training… Thanks. 🙂

  3. Thank you for this reminder!

  4. Some of my most urgent, and difficult, counseling is of people who believe they are alone. Jesus said, I’ll never leave you or forsake you!

  5. Oh my. You’ve hit the nail right on top of the head with this one! Thanks!

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