Sunday, June 29, 2008

'I AM' study: Who am I?

1. How would you answer the questions, "Who Am I?"
Hmmm, I would answer probably with who I am related to more than what this body and soul contains. I'd answer Bob's daughter, Brenda and Suzy's sister, Chris's wife, Paul Darnis's daughter in law, Isaac and/or Adam's mom....I guess by saying that, I base my worth quite a bit by my relationships. Who am I? I'm a wife, a mom, a teacher, a Christian, someone who is loyal and loves deeply, I'm a reader, a writer, a dancer, a singer....

2. Have you ever been in a situation where you felt inadequate because of your lack of a 'tagline'?
Sure! I feel that way quite a bit. I can't think of a specific time right off hand, but yes...I totally get that!!

3. Do you have skills or position that you believe God could use mightily if only He would?
Yes, I think so. I have organizational and leadership skills, and I most certainly have the ability to teach children to read. I can relate well to children and youth. I can sing, and I have been told that I have skills at leading studies.

4. Have you ever lost a position or station in life you believe could have 'helped God out' with something He has asked you to do? If you haven't lost out, do you perhaps feel you have to gain this in order to be useful to the Kingdom?

Oh certainly! And though it was difficult at the time, it has helped me become who I am today. If I had continued down the path I was going, I do not think I would have been heading into the vocation that God really called me to be in!

5. How are you with your dialogue vs. doubt conversations with God? Which does God hear most from you?

More doubt than He should! The time that comes to mind is when God was telling me that I needed to step back from working with our church youth. I fought him on it. I argued that my sister and fellow youth leader, needed me! I argued about no one being there to step up and help. But when I finally did it, I felt such peace! And I know it was God's will. It was not easy, but it was the right thing to do.

6. Do you believe God's Wonders become more wonderful if they originate in the ordinary? Any Scripture references come to mind?

Oh, yes! Seeing the wonder in things that we see and overlook each day is like turning on a lightbulb, or seeing things in color for the first time! I can't think of any scripture reference right off hand, but if I do, I'll add it later!