When you introduce yourself to someone, or try to answer the question, “Who are you?” do you answer with tasks you perform or roles that you play? Defining oneself can be difficult – OR it can be very simple. If I were to answer the question, I might say, “I am a wife, a mother, a teacher, a writer, a gardener, a cook, a cleaner…” and the list goes on. These activities, tell a lot about what I do, not about who I am.
If I were to be involved in a terrible accident that left me paralyzed and unable to speak, I may no longer be able to hug my children, pack their lunches, teach, write, or dig a hole in the garden. If I could no longer cook, clean, or teach, would I still have worth? This world may tell me no, but my faith tells me,” Yes,” because I AM A CHILD OF GOD. So are YOU!
Therein lies our value and identity! We may play several roles or wear many different hats in our lives, but our worth comes from the fact that God created each and every one of us out of LOVE. Now that’s something worth celebrating!