Do you know who you are?

I’ve gotta take a break from the usual stuff today because I’ve had a revelation. I don’t know how this will play out yet but I found my real actual calling, I think. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who has spent time trying to find out who I really am. But I’m one of few that’s looked in every corner of history. I’ve studied the origins of everything, my mind can’t rest until I have a solid history of a thing from its beginnings.

After many years of doing that I’ve come to a place where I have a pretty big world view. I can think through the timeline of history with some understanding of how things progressed from point to point from the beginning of time. In fact, I can do that with 2 different understandings of history. And I think that’s what I was being prepared for.

The reason that orphans struggle is the the reason that Christians struggle and it’s the reason that Americans struggle and it weaves its way through history. No one is there to tell us who we are. That may sound strange at first, but it’s something that people claim religion is useful for, to give people a context of self. Who am I? Am I the daughter of the village chief, descended from warriors? That’s from a kid’s movie of course, but they understood the basics of what I’m talking about. When you are faced with challenges in life, those who don’t know who they are don’t know what to do.

I feel like the Lord is calling me to tell the story of who people are, all people. We are all connected and every false origin story has an origin story of its own. What it has always taken for me to decide what is true, is to find the real beginnings of false stories. I have a lot of them in my head and they weave through history landing on the unsuspecting orphans of the world bringing them into darkness. I want to light those things up. So I think after our Bible study is finished, I will start working on that.

May you never walk the world as an orphan in your spirit. May you know the adoption that you have received. May His face shine upon you and reveal who you are deep within your soul and may God bless all y’all.

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