Remember Who You Are
1 John 3:1-2
When I was growing up, my father would regularly remind me to “Remember who you are!” This seemingly simple encouragement was truly profound and still is today. It encapsulated many significant truths. One truth is that I represent something larger and greater than myself. Another is that my circumstances never define who I am.
When my good and wise father said, “Remember who you are!” he meant it in the sense that I represent my family but also and even more so in the sense that I represent my Savior. My attitudes and actions should always reflect positively on those I represent.
1 John 3:1-2 give us a beautiful reminder as to who we truly are.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
If you are in Christ, you are a child a God! And no one nor anything can ever take that away from you. Remember who you are!
Remembering who you are is important in all times of life but particularly helpful when times are tough. When life is not going your way, when you’ve experienced a failure or a loss, you are still a child of God. God is still there for you, still working all things for good for you, and will continue to hold you in the future, including into eternity. When you face dark and difficult days, when you have little else to hold onto, remembering who you truly are can provide the strength to sustain you.
I thank God for the loving wisdom of both my father and my Heavenly Father to “Remember who you are!” If you are going through a tough time of life, I pray this truth will encourage and strengthen you.