WHO AM I?!
Securing Your Identity In CHRIST
(Scroll down to read Day 1)
Click to read the other days. I will be adding a link here each day, as it posts.
Day 2: Why Identity Matters
Day 3: For God So Loved…
Day 4: This Is My Son
Day 5: YOU are Highly Valued
Day 6: Know Your Enemy
Day 7: Stand Firm
Day 8: YOU are a Mighty Warrior
Day 9: Rise Up
Day 10: I Identify With…
Day 11: Yes and Amen
Day 12: What’s My Motivation
Day 13: Pure Joy
Day 14: Settle It
Day 15: Faith and the Holy Spirit
Day 16: Waiting…
Day 17: YOU are Holy
Day 18: CHIPS
Day 19: The Reality Is…
UPDATE: Originally, this series began as a write 31 days challenge. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete the full 31 days because…life happens. So I will be changing the series to the “Identity” series and release myself from stressing over filling in the additional 12 days. I will gladly link additional posts if what I happen to be writing about falls in line with the series. I would like to thank everyone who followed the challenge and I apologize for being unable to complete the full 31 days as planned. My computer seems to be operating properly, now, so I look forward to posting again, SOON!
Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of 31 days of WHO AM I?! As I read through the tips for writing on a single topic for 31 days, it was suggested that I make the subject matter as narrow and specific as possible to force myself to be creative.
I pretty much went in the opposite direction.
After choosing the topic of identity, I immediately went into panic mode because, really, there are so many things to say and so many different ways to approach this subject. I have decided to journey through the next 31 days the same way I did during my 40 REAL Days series, last year. I will begin with what is on my heart and allow the Holy Spirit to guide me through the writing process over the next 31 days.
So, I guess I should start with a quick introduction since there are some here who may have no idea who I am.
My name is Allison. I am a wife, mother, home educator and I love to write. I have spent 10+ years in ministry; although, the Lord had me step down from ministry about two and a half years ago (more on that, later). I have owned my own business. I served in the military. I suffered from depression for over 20 years. I enjoy reading and learning new things. I could watch documentaries (or Korean dramas), all day. I love to cook (especially Korean food). I love to laugh and have a (sometimes inappropriate) sense of humor. And I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
I guess that’s kind of me in a nutshell. It’s just a few things that describe me. However, none of these things actually define me. I am not any of these things, or experiences, at the very core of who I am. Even if all of these things were stripped away, my identity would remain untouched.
If you want to know who I am – who I TRULY am – I would need to point you to the One who died so that I could fully and abundantly live. To the only One who knows my value because He is the One who paid it. My worth…my identity lies in Jesus Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
This verse is one that I would refer to, often. However, as soon as circumstances in my life became difficult, I would find myself falling apart, becoming angry or being offended. I seemed to struggle with the same issues over and over. I wanted to be set free from the bondage in my life, but there didn’t seem to be anything I could DO to come out of captivity. When I looked at my life, I seemed to be living more out of fear than faith.
I had a feeling then, and I am positive now, that God created us to be more than just a people living out of fear. I began asking God what His promises actually meant. I would read them everyday and quote them to encourage myself and others. But sometimes, they seemed to be just words. Words often spoken, but barely believed. I took those words, His words, and lifted them back up to Him. My heart-cry was to know the power – the One – behind the promises and to understand just who I am, in Christ. I wanted to see me the way He sees me…so that I could begin to see others, and love others, just as He intended. And being the ever faithful God that He is, He began to show me. And that is what I would like to talk about for the next 31 days.
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*All Scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.