You

For many years of my life I did not really know who I was. I had a name and an appearance. 

You are not what people say or not say about you. You are not what you say or not say about you. You are not what you feel  or not feel about you.  You are not what the doctor says about you. You are not what the psychiatrist says about you. You are not what the government says about you. You are not what your partner says about you. You are not what the bank says about you. You are not who the policeman says you are.  You are not just a body. You are a unique purpose or dream.  This unique purpose or dream does not originate from you. This unique purpose or dream does not originate from your effort.  It does not originate from your work. It does not originate from your friends. It does not originate from your looks. It does not originate from the speed of your motor car.  It does not originate from your money. It does not originate from the number of houses you own.  It does not originate from the way you feel. It does not originate from what people have or have not said about you. This purpose or dream originates from He Who Made You


Due to trying to meet various emotional  needs you have departed from being yourself.    Instead of you being you, you are trying to be someone else.  You are currently creating what  you perceive as missing in your life. 



 There is simply no point in your life if you cannot be you.  For your life to have any meaning you must be able to be yourself.  Of yourself you cannot be fully yourself, otherwise you already would be. God Whoever He Is has to reveal Himself sufficiently to you so that you would be able to trust Him. He would reveal Himself sufficiently to you so that you would be able to give all of who you are to Him, not out of a sense of obligation or guilt, but because of Who He Is. When you are finally able to release all of who you are to God, you will finally be yourself. You are of great value to God, God places a greater value on you than He places on Himself.

 This is what God says about You (You are also known as Israel or Jacob).



Isaiah 41


8“But you, Israel, my servant,

Jacob, whom I have chosen,

you descendants of Abraham my friend,

9I took you from the ends of the earth,

from its farthest corners I called you.

I said, ‘You are my servant’;

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

10So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

11“All who rage against you

will surely be ashamed and disgraced;

those who oppose you

will be as nothing and perish.

12Though you search for your enemies,

you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you

will be as nothing at all.

13For I am the Lord your God

who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear;

I will help you.

14Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,

little Israel, do not fear,

for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

15“See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,

new and sharp, with many teeth.

You will thresh the mountains and crush them,

and reduce the hills to chaff.

16You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up,

and a gale will blow them away.

But you will rejoice in the Lord

and glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17“The poor and needy search for water,

but there is none;

their tongues are parched with thirst.

But I the Lord will answer them;

I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

18I will make rivers flow on barren heights,

and springs within the valleys.

I will turn the desert into pools of water,

and the parched ground into springs.

19I will put in the desert

the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.

I will set junipers in the wasteland,

the fir and the cypress together,

20so that people may see and know,

may consider and understand,

that the hand of the Lord has done this,

that the Holy One of Israel has created it.