I have always had the idea that before we can know who we are in a relationship, we have to know who we are.
Sometimes through life we lose ourselves; we forget who we are.
There is a song at the end of the Disney Movie Moana where they realise that the bad person is actually the one they have been trying to help, but her heart had been stolen; the goodness in her was gone. The song goes:
I have crossed the horizon to find you
I know your name
They have stolen the heart from inside you
But this does not define you
This is not who you are
You know who you are
This song really struck a cord with me, and over the last few weeks I have had a number of conversations with people who have let things distract them from who they are. From who God says that they are.
I have crossed the Horizon to find you.
God is searching for you. He has crossed, and will continue to cross, the Horizon for you. So much so, that he sent his son to die for you. Isaiah 45:22, John 3:16, Luke 19:10, Romans 5: 8, are some examples of verses that show God’s desire for us.
He knows your name.
God has named you, he calls you his own, he knew you in your mother’s womb before you were born. Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:14-15, Jeremiah 1:5, Isaiah 43:7.
They have stolen your Heart.
Too often we let our heart, who we are, get taken from us because of expectations and views of the world. I shouldn’t think like this, I should do this, the way I look is different. I have an illness I try to hide from the world. I am scared to live my dream, what if I fail?
The truth is, what has been stolen from you “does not define you, this is not who you are, you know who you are.”
Here is what the Bible says we are:
John 1:12 – we are God’s children
John 15:15 & Romans 6:6 – a friend of Jesus and are no longer slaves
Romans 8:17 & Galatians 4:7 – heirs with Christ Royalty
2 Corinthians 5:21 – a new creation
Ephesians 2:10 – We are a good work
Philippians 3:20 – Citizen of Heaven
Colossians 3:12 – Chosen of God
The Bible tells us in many ways who we are. In fact, there are verses after verses that tell us who we are. The above are only some of the examples. You are loved, you are royalty, you are chosen by God, you are healthy, you are free, and you are forgiven.
My conversations with these people have lead me to one conclusion, it is easy to forget who we are. It is easy to hold our head down in shame, but the thing is, royalty always hold their heads up high.
If you are struggling to remember who you are, sit down, find verses in the Bible, write them in a note book, and always carry it with you.
When you forget, pull it out and quote the verses to yourself, eventually you will remember who you are, and the verses will be written on your heart.
In the process, just like in Moana, you will find that your heart will be restored to you and there will be an abundance of life surrounding you.
So, have you lost who you are?
Who are you?