Whose Am I?

You read that right not, “Who am I?”, but “Whose am I?”  In other words, who do I belong to?  It’s an easy answer for me, I am God’s.  But does my life show that I belong to God?  I know there are people who wouldn’t answer that in the same way I do and that is totally fine.  No matter where you are on your faith journey, how would you answer the question?  Fill in the blank, “I belong to _______________”.

A year ago, I would have answered that question in the same way, but how I was living my life told a different truth.  I belonged to my job, what others thought of me, the image I wanted to portray to others so they would accept and love me, money, shopping (truth be told that hasn’t changed!).  To sum it up, I belonged to “me”.

It would appear that when you have a major life change options are taken away, but in reality that is when the toughest choices are made.  My ability to keep the pace of life I had was taken away. No matter what I did, I couldn’t fix me.  I had the choice to stay stuck, get angry, feel sorry for myself OR take a hard look at who and what I wanted to belong to.  If I belonged to my job and all it provided for me, well I might as well just curl up in a ball on the couch.  I actually did that for a couple of months, and still do every now and then.  If I belonged to God, I was His even though I couldn’tIMG_4408 work.  God’s love for me is more than what I can do and my love for God is now bigger than my circumstances.  Given the opportunity in my circumstances to run to God or away, I chose to go to Him for the truth of who I was.  In 2000, I faced similar circumstances, but chose the latter and I had about three dark years.

I belong to God like it says in 1 Peter 2:9  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” NIV

XO, Michelle



4 thoughts on “Whose Am I?”

  1. Michelle, My wife Carolyn and I are friends with your parents from when they lived in Houston, Texas, and they pointed us here. Looks like you’ve got a great beginning! Mind if I make a suggestion? Please set up your blog with an RSS feed so my newsreader can pick up your posts. (Unfortunately, I can’t tell you how – it’s been so long I’ve forgotten.)

    Keep up the great thinking!

    Bob ( and Carolyn) Hruzek

    1. Bob, I will research how to have a RSS feed. Thank you for the encouragement! Also, I remember both you and Carolyn from my visits to Houston. You are great friends to my parents!

  2. Michelle such a great reminder that God is so much bigger than our circumstances! Im going to see my parents today. Im going to share your post with them. I know it will be a blessing to them especially with everything they are going through right now. Thank you for sharing your heart and Gods Word.

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