In a recent devotional, available via YouVersion, the below message (really, the entire passage) spoke to me like nothing has before.
Your answer will affect the way you look at life, tackle your troubles, and frame your circumstances. The answer to that question can give you the confidence to accomplish your calling or take away your courage to even begin. If you don’t answer that question with the truth of God, the devil will answer it for you with his bag of lies.Take Hold of the Faith You Long For
The passage continues with these questions:
- Who am I that I should write a book?
- Who am I that I should start a business?
- Who am I that I should be a teacher?
- Who am I that I should help orphans overseas?
I had to sit with my awe because how could one paragraph encapsulate every single desire I’ve ever had? Yes, all of them. It went on to reference the Bible verse of Exodus 3 which is most commonly known as Moses and the Burning Bush; more importantly, this is when God uses the words “I AM”, as in “the great I AM”. Until that moment, I hadn’t realized this is the answer to every question beginning with Who Am I…? I AM!
Many times we flippantly reply ‘well, who am I’ when commenting on a situation or asking a question that often seems so obvious to us. But what if we believed our words when we said, loudly and proudly, I AM!
I AM a writer…a business owner…a teacher…a helper to orphans. And the greatest I AM says so.
I ask you –
Do you read a daily devotional?
How often do you find yourself thinking (or saying) “who am I…?”
Tell me who you are using the statement “I AM!”