Who are You?

Years ago, someone asked me the question “Who are you?” in the form of a challenge. Today, I could say that I am a wife, daughter, step-mom, friend, writer. But my answer would be faced with: “That’s what you are. I want to know who you are.” For people to define who they are is amazingly difficult. Even my current answer–and the one I had then–would trigger the dreaded response, but it’s the best answer to define me.

I am and have always been a Christian, a child of the Living God. The first song I ever wrote was “I Love Jesus” back when I was five or six. My first research paper when I was young was about the making of the King James Bible. In college, I interpretted two literary pieces using Bible study techniques and stunned the professor–he’d never thought to do that before. I defended the Christian position about the separation of Church and State in French because our professor wanted us to have a more substantial use of the language than just “Bon soir, comment allez vous.” I later presented the same discourse in English for a philosophy class in front of a mass of liberals who thought I was insane (though some quietly approached later and admitted I had a point). In grad school, one of my final papers was for my criminal law class. I wrote about the Biblical penal code. Got an A on it, too.

Although I may not always act like a Christian, although there are periods of my life I now look back upon with shame, I have always been a Christian. Being a Christian gives me an identity, a purpose and a goal. It transcends “wife, daughter, step-mom, friend, writer” and gives me a value not of my own making; it gives me a sense of history and destiny. When I consider Whose I am–Who chose me to be His–it fills me with a giddy awe. The King and Creator considers me important. And, because of Him, I know who I am.

I am a Christian, a child of the Living God.

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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8 Responses to Who are You?

  1. K.M. Weiland says:

    Beautifully stated! All I can do is echo you!

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  2. Billy Coffey says:

    Amen, Linda! Perfectly said.

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  3. pprmint777 says:

    Looks like I’m in good company as a Christian!

    Billy–thanks for coming by. I loved the piece you wrote for Katdish. You’re gifted!

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  4. Well written. Giddy awe, indeed! 🙂

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  5. Shaddy says:

    Being a child of God is the only thing in life that I know for sure. Fortunately, it’s the only thing I need to know for sure.

    Thanks for reminding me of that fact.

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  6. katdishrich says:

    You are indeed. And one smart cookie to boot!

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  7. Walk says:

    “I’m a child of the King, a child of the King. With Jesus as my Savior, I’m a child of the King” I may not have quoted that old hymn correctly but it is one of my favorite “oldies”. Well said by friend and my sister.

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  8. pprmint777 says:

    Thanks for stopping by everyone. I appreciate your comments!

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