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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Good question.  I ask myself that question a lot and I also can come up with many answers.

  • I am a son
  • I am a brother
  • I am a dad
  • I am a husband
  • I am a brother in law
  • I am an uncle
  • I am a cousin
  • I am a step-brother
  • I am a grandson
  • I am a veteran
  • I am a Command Master Chief
  • I am a Pastor / shepherd / preacher / teacher 

      But “Who Am I”?  What is my true identity?  With the list above it is like putting on a hat for the occasions that I am one of those at any given time.  While I am all of those in this one body, that is not who I truly am.

      I am a sinner saved by grace.  I am an imperfect man with many faults and failures in my life.  I am a man that struggles everyday to live up to the love and mercy that God has bestowed upon me.  I still commit sins, not because I can, but because I am a sinner, and sinners’ sin.  I strive for perfection and holiness every day, but there are days when some of those people listed above come out of me more clearly than the man that God desires me to be.  I have not always been a believer in Jesus Christ and I have walked the path that the world laid before me and I thought I was doing just fine.  Even when I “gave my life” to Christ, I was too young and naïve to really understand what that meant.  I stayed on milk for many, many years not realizing my need to grow and mature in the Lord.  You could say I was a “worldly Christian”, and I still battle with that issue.  Sometimes it easy to look on people that proclaim to be Christians and think “they sure have it made, they have it all together”.  I would love to tell you that my days are all easy and everything comes up roses, but I would be committing the sin of lying.

     So, “Who Am I”?  I am just like you.  The only difference is my relationship with God the Father.  Years ago God convicted me of my walk with Him and it was then that I realized who I was and my great need to follow Him, not just say I was following Him.  I am just like you in that I was included in the verse “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and I am also like you because I was included in the verse “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16).

      The answer to the question is this.  I am a whosoever that believed!  The good news is you are a whosoever too.  You have sinned and come up short, but God also provided you with a gift through Jesus Christ.  He declared you a whosoever, the only question for you to decide on is will you believe in Him so that you will not perish (be forever separated from God), but instead spend all of eternity in Heaven with Him.

     I am a whosoever, will you join me?