“I am who I am long before Abraham was anything.” John 8:58
Jesus talked around who he was without saying, “My mom, who was a virgin, conceived me directly from my real dad, God. He’s been grooming me to be the Savior, but wanted everyone to figure it out from the hints and clues I give you through my teaching, healing, and preaching.” No one would have believed him anyway.
Jesus wants us to tell people–to witness–who “I am” without wearing a shirt with a slogan and sponsorship ad printed boldly on the front and back. He wants us to show our Christianity by the examples Jesus gave us of God’s love and grace, to teach and give our testimonials, to witness, write, sing, act, and even dance.
I have been blessed that God has revealed to me who I am just a little at a time. For the first half of my life, I had thought I’d grow up and become a wife and a mom. I had no idea God had more in mind for me and am pleased I didn’t shut the door to the power of the Holy Spirit pushing me along to try something as frightening as public speaking and submitting a story to a major magazine. The rewards for being bold is that feeling of being part of God’s kingdom. I feel I’ve been blessed to be a blessing.
Lord, give everyone a clue what you have in mind for their future. Amen.