WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Have you ever watched “Who Do You Think You Are” on TV?  I have and I find it very interesting.  We have an innate need and curiosity to search out who we are and where we come from.  If you’ve seen this TV show, you know that the people who are searching for their ancestry roots have a few surprises along the way.  I’ve heard some of them say, “I’m not who I thought I was.  This search has changed my life.”  It got me to thinking about our spiritual life and roots.  There is a book that will guide you if you really want to search out who you are.  It is called THE BIBLE.  I guarantee as you take a journey through the pages of this book, you might just discover you are not who you thought you were.

There is an enemy that comes to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) each one of us.  This battle begins in the mind.  If he can plant thoughts in your mind that are contrary to God’s Word, he knows you just might believe his lies.  We only have two choices in which way to believe, either the lie or the truth.  I don’t know about you, but I have succumbed to the lies of the enemy at times.  He has told me many things that are simply not true….”So, you think you have something to say and people will want to listen?  Just take a good look in the mirror, too many flaws!  God doesn’t love you as much as He loves ‘so and so.’  You will never win!  You will die without accomplishing anything!”  Sound familiar?  The enemy of our soul wants us to think that is who we are.  My friend, the Word of God tells a different story.  As I journey through the pages of my Bible, I am realizing that the truth I am reading dispels all the lies of the enemy.  I have found out that He, my Creator, my God, the lover of my soul, knew me before He laid the foundations of this world.  He thought me up and thought it was a wonderful idea to create ME!  Wow!  That means He thought the same about YOU!

Let’s look at Ephesians 1:3-6 (Message Bible), How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.”  This scripture confirms who we are in Him. 

Last year, I came across a photo that spoke volumes to me.  So loudly did it speak that I made a copy, laminated it, and now carry it in my Bible.  I wanted to share it with you here.  As I looked at this picture, I saw who I was and where I came from.  I was so inspired by the message in this picture that I just had to write it out…

I am a warrior, the Lion of Judah is my guide

He leads me through the fire, His strength I can’t deny

Riding on wings of love, realms of glory I can see

Keeping my focus set above, where His Spirit sets me free

Blaze on o’ fire of God, let me ride in your embrace

With my sword and with my shield,

I will enter this Holy place, I am a warrior

 

As long as I ride with the Lion of Judah, keep my armor on, and trust His direction, I can ride blindfolded knowing I am safe.  I know who I am with Him.  He carries me through this journey called life.  Who do YOU think you are?  Why not take a journey with me through the pages of the Bible and discover who you really are.  It will be life changing.

Cheryl Drake

About Cheryl Drake

Cheryl is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She serves in ministry alongside her husband and daughters on the worship team at her church. Cheryl loves to write and teach the Word of God. She has a heart for hurting women and desires to see women find out who they are in Christ. Coming from a family of ministers, Cheryl desires to be a conduit of God's anointing to touch lives.
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23 Responses to WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

  1. Sheila Rhodes says:

    A most anointed and inspiring posting Cheryl. I know I am a WARRIOR for Christ and that He carreis me through all of life’s adventures..the good and the bad. Life is indeed a journey and knowing God’s Word helps me to discover the real meaning of who I am in Christ and what He has called me to do here on this earth. I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
    Thank you for this Spirit posting that will make us all look into the depth of our own heart and thoughts to truly understand who God created us to be!

  2. Mom 4 Life says:

    Love it! Uplifting and beautifully penned!

  3. Luvprazinhim says:

    Good word Cheryl. I love the picture to. Thank you. I keep it by my bedside.

  4. MaryRovak says:

    The gifts and callings are beautiful..
    Well written and passionately communicated.
    Shalom

  5. Dwells7565 says:

    Amazing and wonderful word my friend! So proud of you….miss you and your family! Love that heart of yours….

  6. Sue(bee) Ü says:

    Thank you for the reminder (again), Cheryl! We don’t always have to FEEL strong, to know that we are warriors in our spirits ~ because of HIM. You are right, that it is part of our human “condition” to believe the negatives the enemy throws at us … it seems so much easier than believing we ARE mighty through Him who loves & made us. Your words are an inspiration to re-visit the TRUTH of “who we are”, and I thank you for it!! Sending heart hugs!!

    • Anonymous says:

      SueBee, thank you for stopping by Sheila’s Heart Blog. So true how we are conditioned to believe the negatives, but thank God His truth reigns over us and we can be set free from the lies! Hugs back to you!

  7. md says:

    You, my Love, are an anointed and gifted writer, truly inspired by the help of the Holy Spirit. Keep listening to Holy Spirit, keep writing.

  8. Inspirational and so can connect with the picture. Thank you for such a heartwarming piece! There was a profound enlightenment through your writing.

  9. Pauline Christie-Paterson says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with Cheryl Drake’s exhortation to find your self-identity in the loving messages from God contained in the Bible, as well as those received from Him when we spend time in His presence. Educational Psychologists confirm, with findings from numerous studies, that self-efficacy (what we believe about ourselves) is the most powerful motivator for achievement of goals and a personally fulfilled life.

  10. Carolyn says:

    Cheryl, this is really good. Just had a similar conversation with one of the kids last night about seeing themselves the way God sees them. I really enjoyed reading all of your posts!

    • Cheryl Drake says:

      Thank you Carolyn! So happy you stopped by Sheila’s Heart Blog. Our kids need to see themselves the way God sees them. They are so bombarded on every side by temptation and the lies of the enemy!

  11. Alex says:

    A Blindfolded Warrior, driven by faith… not by sight..

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