“Who am I?”
It’s a question many of us have asked. When we become mamas, often we struggle to embrace that new identity as we strive to hold on to our identities as wife, woman, daughter, sister, and friend.
Most of all, we want to stay true to ourselves. To our core identity. It’s what makes us..well, us.
But who am I? The question still lingers.
Above all else, we are daughters of the Lord. When we choose to stay true to that identity, the other pieces fall into place. It isn’t quick and it definitely is not easy, but when we focus on whose we are, we don’t worry as much about who we are. Who we are tends to work itself out.
I’m reminded of the lyrics from Matthew West’s “Hello, My Name Is”:
“Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free
‘Amazing Grace’ is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King”
God gives us our identities as His daughters. He also makes each of us different with our own unique gifts and personalities.
Don’t feel like you have to fit some mold. There is no embodiment of the “perfect Christian” or the “perfect Christian mom.”
Be yourself. If you’re quiet and reserved, that’s okay. If you’re outgoing and energetic, then so be it. God wants to use you how you are. After all, HE made you that way.
Yes, we change when we become and grow as mamas. There is a definite change in us when we become Christians. There’s no denying either of those.
God made you to be exactly who your children need, however you’ve changed over the years.
Build upon your strengths. Refuse to fret over your weaknesses. If you want to improve in some area, by all means do it. But stay true to yourself. At the end of each day, focus on remembering whose you are and rest in the peace that brings.
Do you struggle with remembering whose you are in your search to find the answer to who you are? Share your thoughts in the comments below.