Daily Devotional – 5/1/13 “And I am?”

Just who I am! I am a sinner who was saved by the blood when I walked up and sat on the mourner’s bench (in revival on night), confessed my belief in God and His power, accepted Him into my life and was baptized in the water. I am a sinner who sometimes sin, lie, curse, occasionally drink, dance to worldly music, sometimes worry, sometimes say no when I should help, sometimes stay when I should go, sometimes miss the message from the messenger and sometimes frown instead of smile. I am a sinner who sometimes falls asleep without praying and eat without saying grace. I am who I am. I am a person who makes mistakes but I repent for them. I am a person who is sometimes tempted but I hold fast. I am a person who sometimes gets discouraged yet I pray. I am a person who sometimes gets sick but I’m living. I am just who I am. Do I always read my bible, no. Do I always do what God says I should, no? Do I always walk the right path, no? But I am who I am. Do I always use my gift, no? Do I always encourage those who are discouraged, no! Do I always pray for folk instead of myself, no! But I am who I am. I am a girl who was once broken but I’ve been healed, once hurt but now I’m well, once cried but now I have joy, was once in the dark but I’ve seen the light shining from on the inside of me, was once on the wrong path but with God, He made it right, was once dying but now I’m living, was once singing “I was battered, bruised and cast aside” but that’s been replaced with “Now I got the Lord on my side.” Oh, I am just who I am!

Who are you? Are you who you are supposed to be or are you hiding behind what the world say you should be? Somebody said you weren’t wife or husband material but look at you now. Somebody said you weren’t deacon or usher material but look at you now. Somebody said you’d never preach in anybody’s pulpit but look at you now. Somebody said you weren’t motherly but look at you now. Somebody even said you’d be a deadbeat like your dad but look at you now. Somebody said you’d be broke but look at you prospering. Somebody said you’d be nothing but look at you rising. Somebody said you wouldn’t make it through high school but look at the diplomas on your wall. Somebody that’s probably close to you said that you’d always be dancing in the club but look at you now dancing at the altar of God! Somebody said you’d be flipping burgers the rest of your life but look at the manager title on your badge. Somebody said you’d always be catching the bus but look at the keys in your pocket/purse. Somebody said this but who are you? Somebody even said that but who are you again? As for me, I am exactly who I am, who I will be and who God has made me! I am just who I am.

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