Often we are tempted to wonder, “Who am I?”
Ponder this question, because there is a good answer.
Remember that you are:
• Female. Males have difficulty understanding what makes a female “tick.” He finds it impossible to grasp your perspective, unless you tell him. Neither can you grasp what being male is like. A beginning place is to understand that you are counterpart to your husband. But your Creator made the differences, and does not need to explain Himself unless or until He pleases: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:9)
• Created to glorify God. If you do this one thing in life you will be successful… God says of mankind, “I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” (Isa 43:7)
• In His own image. Male AND Female made He them (Gen 1:27). Somehow when someone sees you they are seeing an aspect or facet of God.
• Unique. There is no one else like you — like every snowflake, every blade of grass, every leaf on a tree you are the only one ever made just like you; “fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Ps 139.14)
• Gifted. You have them. Many, many people don’t have the gifts you have. Discovering what they are and developing them is an adventure. (Ps 68:18)
• Influential. No one else is positioned in your shoes, no one. Your position has influence. (Pro 11:16)
• Inspirational. Just as you have been fired up about a topic from what someone else has done or said, so you do the same from time to time. You can make people excited. “…every one of you (Greek: both, each, man, woman) has a psalm, has a doctrine…” (ICo14:26)
• One who makes a difference; your husband is different than the person he would have been were it not for you. Your children are different because of you. “Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” (Pro 32:27, 28)
• A Lover; you are affectionate, you love physically, intellectually and emotionally; (Body, Soul and Spirit). (Tit 2:4; Pro 14:1)
• An Empathizer. You can feel what others feel. (Gal 6:2)
• Intuitive. Somehow you have understanding, a sense, discernment that is insightful to your husband, your household and yourself. (Book of Ruth).
• A Protector; you are the Keeper (“Guard” in Greek), like a she-bear; pity the one who messes with your man or your children. Abigail in the 25th chapter of I Samuel saved her household from being destroyed; yet some “teachers” tell us she was not submissive. In her situation, what would you have done?
How you think about yourself is very, very important. The results of what you think will show in all you do, all you say, the decisions you make…on and on, through your life; “she shall rejoice in time to come.” (Pro 31)