It is not uncommon to hear someone say, " I am trying to figure out who I am." Even when we get to middle age and beyond we sometimes hear this question echoing in the recesses of our brains.
It is especially confusing if we have defined ourselves by what we do - our careers, our home responsibilities, our various roles in life. When those roles change, are we at a loss?
But the more important question is, how does God see me? While meditating on these thoughts I came up with the following Scripture verses:
Luke 12:6-7 NKJV
"Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Psalms 139:13-16 NKJV
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the one who sees me.
James 1:23-25 NKJV
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
Psalms 17:8 NKJV
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
Psalms 19:12-13 NKJV
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me.
Psalms 19:14 NKJV
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
Psalms 26:2-3 NKJV
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Psalms 27:8-9 NKJV
When You said, "Seek My face,"My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."Do not hide Your face from me;
Psalms 27:13-14 NKJV
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Psalms 119:11 NKJV
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.