The Mystery of Self-Identity

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (‭Exodus‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬ NASB)

How do you answer the question, “Who are you?”

The human population overall suffers from both individual and collective identity crisis. “I am an government account”, one may say. “I am a brand consultant”, another may say. Still someone else may say, “I am So-and-So, Jr.”. Finally, some may say, “We are part of the human race.”

There’s a serious problem with how we answer this question. Every answer we as the humans can give requires a reference point. Why? Because we are created beings. We must describe ourselves – identify ourselves – as someone who does, belongs to, is descended from, or is capable of something else.

In the examples above, the reference points are employer, professional offerings, and lineage, respectively. Yet, these reference points can change just like that. One may change jobs; the market may change and render the skill sets obsolete; ancestors die, or worse, disown the children.

Yahweh, the God of the Bible, is the only one that does not suffer from this problem. He is His own reference point; He is His own base case. All things were created by Him and through Him (John 1:3). The ultimate big picture is this: there is a Creator, and all else are created beings.

Ask the God of I AM reveal to you the false identities you hold so that He may replace that with your true identity: a loved being created by, through, and for Him.