Have you ever wondered what you would say if someone asked you "who are you"?
Most people would probably give their name. Others might say, "I am a CEO of such and such company"..." I am an attorney"..."I am a nurse"..."I am a secretary"...." I am a doctor"...."I am a salesman"....' I am a teacher"..."I am a housewife".... I am the daughter/son of so and so...
Does that really answer the question? Who are you? Who am I? . Most of the above is what we do, not who we are. How do others see you/me; how does God see you/me.
First of all I am a child of God. I am his representative on this earth planet to carry out the assignment given to me.
Let us all remind ourselves daily as to who we really are and why we are here on this planet. One day we will all be called to come home and someone else will take our place as His representative here on earth.
This article rings true. People think they are what they do (a variant on You are what you eat.) If you validate yourself by what you do, who are you when you can't do it anymore?
"He worked for the railroad, ten hours a day.
And they said he was good with his hands.
And now he just sits there with nothing to do.
But you know he's no less of a man." from Tortoise Shell Comb. Written about an elderly man in a nursing home.