It’s a question I believe we should all ask ourselves. Are you engaged in life? Are you still dreaming? Are you still listening for God as he calls you forward into new opportunities? Who do you think you are? When you start with an understanding that you are first a child of God, I believe His grace reminds you of three important things.
#1 WHO YOU ARE IS: BRAVE
First of all, if you understand that you’re a child of God then your life does not have to be defined by your fears, but by your dreams. Is your life controlled by your fears? Maybe you fear that you’re too old, too young or not good enough. Or are you afraid you might fail, so you don’t even try? When you remember, first and foremost that you are a child of God, your life is no longer defined by your fears, but by your dreams.
#2 WHO YOU ARE IS: CONFIDENT
Secondly, when you start with an understanding that your life doesn’t have to be defined by the opinion of others, you can find confidence to listen to your own true self. It’s by being authentic and being who God made you to be, without worry of what someone else might think.
Do you worry about other people’s opinions? How many times have you held back from your dreams because of what somebody else thinks rather than being who you really are? When you start to understand that you are a child of God, you can confidently live your life as your true, authentic self.
#3 WHO YOU ARE IS: LOVE
When you understand you are a child of God, you also realize that your life will not be defined by the height of your success but by the depth of your love. You won’t have to look back on your life and give an account of your achievements or success, but instead your life will be defined by the ways you loved others. It makes all the difference in the world. When you first understand that you are a child of God, by the gift of God’s grace, you no longer have to live a life defined by fear, the opinion of others or by any measure of your success. You can be who you are truly called to be.