Great post! So true – knowing who we are in Christ is so important… God has also taken me through a process of Him asking me, “What do you want?” – I’ve had several girlfriends encounter that question too…
You’re so right kemosabe.Until the Who question is answered, it seems that the answer to every other question is very skewed and partial.
I often struggle to find direction and purpose, even though I ask God for help, but He often seems quiet. When He finally speaks, I realize it is because I finally asked the right question and that He wasn’t silent, I just didn’t understand the answer.. because I wasn’t asking the right questions. We so often only see right in front of us, but as we look at the big picture the right questions become clearer.
I’m finding that the WHO question has to be asked and answered with each progression of faith. If I’m asking the important questions; Who am I? What am I to do? Where am I do to it? Why and How and I to do it? That’s a lot of questions terminating on self. Self discovery is crucial to our progression.
I’m beginning to see that each of those questions needs to be then followed with “WHO”. Each phase of my growth should ultimately terminate on Christ. We can do nothing without Christ who is “of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4)
This has been a sticking point for me. I keep getting direction from God and then running off to try to make it happen on my own. I should find my identity, purpose, drive, provision, and direction IN Him. I feel like I’m just beginning to learn what that means – and I think it’s as simple as asking and answering the “WHO” question on a consistent basis.
I don’t know – just musing some thoughts….
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