I Don’t Know Who I Am

But God does.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.

Often I find myself saying, “Lord that is not really my personality. I don’t think I can do that.” Here I find myself telling my creator who I am!

The very one who knew me before I was even in the womb. The one who set me apart before my mother ever laid eyes on me. The one who could give me a glimpse of my own future and say, “Look child, do you see that woman there? That’s you!”

The original author of my life and your life. Kinda crazy when you really think about it. Do you find yourself telling God who you are?

But I don’t stop there. You don’t either.

Not only do I tell God who I am, I tell myself who I am. You know the negative lies. You tell them to yourself too.

As asinine as the lies are; we believe them.

But God knows the truth.

He created us. There was thought and intention put into each of us.

He knew us.

He purposed us.

He loves us.

He knows us. Now, before, and future.

We are, who He says we are.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:15-16


  1. I’m guilty of putting myself down and listening to lies that say the oppisite of what God says about me .pray that I believe the truth of what God says …. so its reading his word getting his truth in my heart . I truly want God’s best for my life .

  2. I can so relate to your post. I love this statement: “Here I find myself telling my creator who I am!” How oft have I tried to convince my heavenly Father I can’t do the things He’s called me to do. I remind myself of Moses. Thankfully, He lovingly reminds He made me just like He wanted me and wants to use how He made me to glorify Him!
    Thank you, Melinda!
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  3. Wow did this one hit home all the way around. And I have quite a story about what I thought my personality and gifts were and how God showed me there was much, much more that He had to work with. It has changed my life forever, and amazingly, is having a domino affect on those around me. I’m working on e-pubbing the story of who I was, who I am and all that God did and is still doing. It still blows my mind the ways He’s used me and what would have been lost if I had insisted on sticking with what I knew.

    • Toni, that is so encouraging! He’s certainly stretching my thoughts on what I thought i was capable of 🙂 i can’t wait to read your story!

  4. Wonderful post Mel, and a most timely reminder for me!
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  5. Amen! It’s so funny how we think we need to tell God anything about us! I love the way you presented this, Mel – something to think about 🙂
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  6. I have never thought about this. Spoke right to my heart today Mel. Thank you! This is something I really need to think about and remind myself of.

  7. LOVE the way you presented this. This is soooo true! Who do I really think I am anyway? We’re a bossy bunch of humans, aren’t we?

  8. This verse spoke to me in volumes when I read it for the first time. Unfortunately it was after I was abused.Just reading someone cared about me. and really knew ME made me feel so much closer to God then ever before. In those moments of reading this, I began to feel a sense of peace and acknowledgement of who I was supposed to be not who others made me out to be. When ever I feel lost and alone, I go to those scriptures and remind myself when no one else knows me ( even me myself) GOD DOES!!!!

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