We learn who we are. And then we forget. Ann Voskamp calls it “soul amnesia.”
It’s the chronic human condition. Our default mode is forgetfulness.
That’s why we need a world covered with little reminders — holy sticky-notes, if you will — from the One who got so excited about the idea of us, that He couldn’t help but make us. And that IS who we are, you know: A Beloved creation of an imaginative, loving Creator.
Maybe you forget from time to time. I know I do.
Dear God, remind me who I am to you.
We really do need reminding, especially if we’ve been fed a load of lies. Maybe it was subtle: somebody called you a name, and you started believing it. Or maybe you knew God loved you, in theory, but you just weren’t feelin’ it anymore, so you picked up some new names.
We’ve worn a lot of names: Rejected. Loser. Not enough. Insignificant. Dumb.
God’s got a new name for you. And He’s telling you, once again, who you are to Him.
And maybe, we all need to be reminded from time to time, not because we’re dumb, but because we’re human.
Tie that string around your finger, friend. And believe it: You are His Beloved.
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Jason Gray knows it. He sings about it in his song, “Remind Me Who I Am.”
My husband is headed to the prison this coming weekend, to minister to some guys who’ve forgotten that they’re the Beloved. Or maybe they never heard it in the first place. And maybe this video is for them … and also for us.
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
~ 1 John 3:2