Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Who am I?

I reminded myself to breathe and tried to swallow. On the loathsome oral report day, I sat in Miss Greg’s sixth-grade class, silently pleading, “Please don’t call my name today!”

I didn’t want to be known or called by name. I just wanted to be invisible because I didn't know who I was.

Did you know the prophet Moses struggled to understand who he was? We read in Exodus that God told Moses He was sending him to Pharaoh to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses's response was,

Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt? (Exodus 3:11)

From Moses’s question, we know he felt inadequate and fearful of the assignment. "Who am I?" At the core of his question is insecurity regarding his identity and ability.

After being called to fulfill a significant task, have you ever asked, "Who am I?" Perhaps, instead of wondering who you are, you have a running list of who you aren’t. Not smart enough, not educated enough, not pretty enough, not small enough, tall enough, eloquent enough, etc.

Yet, like Moses, we need to ask a better question.

Who Is God?

Beloved One, "Who is God?" is the question we should all start with when questioning who we are or wondering if we are equipped for an assignment. We understand who we are when we know God more accurately.

God reveals His magnificence in His answer to Moses’s question regarding what to say to the Israelites when they ask Moses who sent him to them. Exodus 3:14 says,

I Am Who I Am. And he said, Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I Am has sent me to you.' (ESV)

The Sustainer of the universe is our personal and tender shepherd, and He cares about every aspect of our lives. Ephesians 2:10 assures us of this truth and says,

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV)

We are each uniquely crafted by the very hands of the master artist. Believers, recreated in Christ, can confidently walk in the good works He has already laid out for us.

Friend, the next time we question who we are, let's flip the script and ask, "WHO IS GOD?"!

💕 Your securely held sister,


A Prayer For His Beloved

Father, you promised Moses Your presence to go with him into Egypt, and may I know that promise is also for me. I can go without fear wherever You call me because You will never leave or forsake me. And because of Your Son, may I find rest in the shelter of Your embrace. In the name of Jesus, amen.

(This blog post is an excerpt from chapter one of my book, Securely Held, the 2024 first-place winner of the Selah Award at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer's Conference.)

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