Who am I to think that I am entitled to a life free from pain and problems?
Who am I that I should receive anything from an awesome God?
Who am I to believe that my prayers could reach the throne of God amidst millions of others offered to Him at this very moment?
I am a blob. One hundred fifty plus pounds of decaying flesh and bone. But I am inhabited by an everlasting soul.
I am a unique individual, personally designed by the Living God. “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14, NIV).
I am a sinner, forgiven, made perfect in God’s sight because of Jesus’ sacrifice for me. “It is through the Son, at the cost of his own blood, that we are redeemed, freely forgiven through that full and generous grace which has overflowed into our lives…” (Ephesians 1:7, J. B. Phillips).
I am a child of God, chosen to be adopted into His family. He planned, in his purpose of love, that we should be adopted as his own children through Jesus Christ …” (Ephesians 1:5, J. B. Phillips).
I am a refugee camped out in a corner of this earth, awaiting the final journey to a new home, beautiful beyond description. It is said of the Hebrews hall of faith heroes that “they freely admitted that they lived on this earth as exiles and foreigners. Men who say that mean, of course, that their eyes are fixed upon their true home-land” (Hebrews 11:13, J. B. Phillips).
I am a temple, a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (I Corinthians 6:19, NIV).
I am part of a loving family. I should not be afraid to let them share my burdens and concerns. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
I am an heir, a joint heir with Christ in a kingdom beyond this world. “You are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:7).
Who am I to question the provision and promises of a loving Heavenly Father?