The Real You

By   •   January 20   •   Topics:

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It is significant that our first astronauts, while being trained for their moon flights, were required to give twenty answers to the query, “Who are you?” Take the same test yourself. When you have made your list and run out of things to add, ask yourself if you have truly answered. Do you really know who you are? Scientists agree that our desperate search leads all humans to seek heroes and to imitate others, to “paste bits and pieces of other people on ourselves.” We make love as some actor would. We play golf in the style of Jack Nicklaus. Part of this process is natural, for we learn by imitating others. The tragedy is that the person we assemble is not genuine. “Who am I?” you cry as you roam the world looking for yourself. Consider this: there are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.

Prayer for the day

Lord, help me to break through the façade and know myself as You do.

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  1. Dr Andrew Wilkinson says:

    Glad to be back in touch after many years.

  2. susan kershner griffin says:

    Well, you’ve done it again! I began this devotional on Monday and not one of the messages have failed to strike my heart!

  3. Rosario Lewis says:

    Who are we? The age old answer is we are what we think we are. The Bible says we are God’s most loved creation called to worship God. We are a new creation in Christ. There are many people in The Bible we can call our hero according to our life mine personally is Joseph of The O.T . And I try to follow him. It’s good to have a anointed Bible character are a hero in your life and follow him. Praise and glory to you almighty God. Amen

  4. King Johnson says:

    Holy Spirit empowered!-)+