Who are you? Do you think about it? How would you answer that question? No, not what is your job. No, not what kind of education do you have. No, not whose (mother/father/sister/brother/daughter/son/girlfriend/boyfriend) you are. No, not what you look like. No, not what your hobbies are. Getting any answers yet? Let's go further.... No, not what political party/sorority/fraternity/club you belong to. No, not what you wear. No, not which socio-economic class you fall into, nor which one you aspire to. No, not where you went on vacation or are planning on going. Not what car you drive. Not tall, short, fat, thin, "athletic" or a klutz. Are you getting any closer to an answer?
It's funny. I answered that question using all of those categories at one time or another. God has a way of stripping all that away, though. He wants to know WHO you YOU ARE. What if you lost your career, your family, your vacations, your car.....who would YOU be. I hope that you know that you would still be someone whom God is "especially fond" of. May you find the blessing of seeing beyond the "stuff" to see the "person" God created you to be.