Who am I?
Some think am special, kind, and beautiful,
To others, I am just one of the thousands of people they meet each day.
Many can’t stop smiling when they describe how incredible I am,
‘’She’s smart, funny, the best friend, daughter, colleague,
One of the most amazing people I have ever met,’’ they say.
Others give me one look and they are sure; I have nothing special to offer
But really, who am I?
God says I am created in His image and reflect His glory.
That’s a great place to start.
Because really!!! Who am I?!
There are days I wear confidence in my skin and abilities,
Other days I don’t know what to do with myself.
But honestly, I mostly throw it all to the wind
Often, I have experienced pride for the things I have done right,
Other days, I’m overwhelmed with evidence of my inabilities.
Sometimes I want to give up because it all seems fruitless,
It all is a part of me, but that doesn’t define me
So really, who am I!!?
Many times, I am aware of all the things I can and can’t do,
The disappointments are very clear on everyone’s face,
Oh, that includes mine too!
Why can’t I seem to do anything right?
I seem the only exception to the rule of right.
The values I hold dear seem to laugh right in my face,
And I can help but ask, Who am I?!
Right then, I hear him say, “You are my child,
I am doing great and wonderful things through You”
When I hurt and feel disappointed,
When I am so sure there’s no way across,
When I sulk for lost opportunities,
When nothing good seems to be going for me!
And I do not seem to understand why,
He reminds me, Who I am.
His child to whom is promised,
“a hundredfold here and a hundred more in eternity’’.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Purposefully placed here for His glory
He has set up for me a manual in His word,
To help me revel in His immense love.
I belong, I am His and He is mine.
So, Who am I?!!!!!!!
I am a child of the great I AM!!!!!
In life’s crooked way, I have a guide.
In loss and pain, a comforter.
He is a friend and Father throughout life.
Strength in weakness.
Hope and faith in uncertainty.
Because really, who am I?
The child of an ever-present God.
I am a child of the great I AM.
Whenever you feel lost and tired,
When you have no place to turn,
And are clinging on to the last of your hope,
Know that it is not the end.
There is more in your defense than against you,
You have an all-time backer,
You and I are greater than tongue and situations can describe.
We are God’s own child by Creation and Redemption.
You are a child loved by Him unto death.
And He says, “they that believe in me, will I not be put to shame.”
I tell you this because I know,
Who I am, is who you are!
A dear child of the Great I AM!!
By Esther Tumuhairwe
A child of the Great I AM.