Who are You?

Who are you? Who are you really? A lot of people try to answer that question for themselves throughout their life. My answer to you is kind of complex.

We’re always changing. Always learning. We’re always coming into contact with new people, ideas, cultures, etc. Who you are now is not who you were a year ago. You’ve grown. Evolved. Transformed into the you you are today. So who are you?

Henri Nouwen, a Dutch theologian, says there are three key ways to answering the question. I found this website when I was researching how to answer the “Who am I?” question: Writer and Entrepreneur Luke Finley's perspective on things. There’s a ton of different ways to see yourself, see others, and see the world, but at the end of the day, it needs to be what you think and believe to be right instead of what people put into your head.

Pixabay I’ll tell you plain and simple right now, though. You are loved. You are cherished. You are a masterpiece. You are not alone. Things of this world will fade. Money, power, fame, drugs- you name it. All of it will be gone in the blink of an eye one day. Tomorrow is never promised.

I didn’t write this to convert you or to throw things at you to make you feel offended or uncomfortable. I say these things because I want you to have the opportunity to think for yourself and be able to define yourself and your life in your own words. Are you proud of who you are? Do you think you’re a decent person? “All of these other identities will come and ultimately go, but it’s only in Jesus that you will have complete security in who you are.” - Luke Finley.

Unpslash We all make mistakes. We all have things we’re ashamed of. We’re all different. Yet, somehow, God loves us anyway. We were made for a purpose. If you haven’t found that purpose, I urge you to take the time to find out. Think of it as one of the most important self-care tips from me to you. It’s for the health of your body, mind, and soul. I hope this finds someone who needs it, and if not, that’s okay too. I’m doing my part so that He can do His.