Who Am I?
This is the time of the year when our hopes are high. We have the feeling of new beginnings and new opportunities coming right back up at our doorsteps. It’s like one of those video games that you played when you were younger, after messing up in the game, you’re anxious to get to another fresh start. 2019 could be different for all of us. To some, it must have been a great year, to some not really, and yet to some, kinda so so.
Regardless of how your year treated you, a new year is always a new chance in itself. A chance to make it right, or a chance to make it better. Making new year’s resolutions somehow leads you to some goals and plans. And there’s nothing wrong with that! In fact it is biblical to set those goals, and to make those plan. Proverbs 21:5 ESV says, “5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Planning leads you to abundance. While being hasty leads you to poverty. Hasty - done or made in a hurry.
Acting too quickly. Overly eager or impatient. You have to slow down for a second here! Setting goals and making plans without first knowing who you truly are, could lead you to empty results, worst is you could drift into frustrations if your goals are not met! Yes! Planning could answer the HOW question.
But NOT knowing WHO you are. NOT knowing WHAT are you capable of. NOT knowing WHERE your God-given destiny is taking you. NOT knowing WHY are you still here on earth, could obstruct your 20/20 vision. These could impair your ability to see where God is leading you. And if your vision is impaired, what would happen?
Tendency is you’ll get lost! You’ll travel in circles just like the Israelites! The supposed 2- week journey from Egypt to Canaan took them 40 years! It took them 40 years to figure out WHO they are, WHAT are they capable of, WHERE their God-given destiny is taking them, and WHY on earth they were in that generation? It took me 45 years to figure out Who Am I! For a while, I thought I was an engineer, then a janitor. And then I thought I was a Pilot. I thought I am a disc jockey spinning records, a computer instructor. An entrepreneur, a politician. It was only when I started knowing God that helped me know myself.