Who Do You Say That You Are?

Take a stroll with me to the coast of Caesarea Philippi, and let's listen in on a conversation going on between Jesus and His disciples.  (Matthew 16:13-17 KJV)

Jesus: "Who are the people saying I am?"

"Well," they replied. "Some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah, some, Jeremiah, or one of the other other prophets."

Then he asked the, "Who do you say I am?"

Simon Peter answered, "The Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God."

"God has blessed you, Simon, son of Jonah," Jesus said, "for my Father in heaven has personally revealed this to you --- this is not from any human source."

I want to concentrate on that question Jesus asked His disciples as it pertains to us.  Suppose someone asked you:

"Who do you say that you are?"

Well, I am a wife, a mother, a lawyer, a Christian, an addict, a volunteer workers, a survivor of domestic abuse," we might say. It is a trap that many of us have fallen into of identifying ourselves by the roles we play in life, the things we do, the culture we came from, or the labels we often put on ourselves.

The truth of the matter is:  You are not the roles you play in life.  So, who are you?

Here is the key:  Think about something you absolutely LOVE doing.  My former pastor, the late David Berkeheimer used to say: "What is it you would do and not care whether you earned any money for doing it?  That is passion!  That is who you are!"

Wow! That is a loaded statement, isn't it? And I might add, quite a challenge.  But, passion is what moves you forward to becoming what God created you to be.

And so, I challenge you today, as well as myself, to put an end to trying to be what someone else thinks you should be, or what you think you should be out of obligation.

Your own passion is FAR more interesting!
Actually, your father in Heaven has revealed this to you;
It is not from any human source.

We, here at Created Woman, want to help empower and equip you in what your heavenly father has revealed to you as your passion, so that you can, indeed, become all He has created you to be both inside and out.