Who are you?
It’s often during times of serious confrontations that you’ll probably hear, “who are you?” And most of us have always understood it in the context it’s being used as an insult to our person. Yeah, it feels irritating to hear someone ask you, “who are you”, “who do you think you are?”.
Inasmuch as these questions fuel anger in us, what we always fail to do is answering the question. We end up throwing the punches, hurling the insults “do you know who I am?”. Well, that person does not know who you really are, that’s why he/she is asking you.
Now, you and I are not in any form of confrontation or argument or fight as usually is the case, but on behalf of God, I ask, “Who are you?”
Don’t Fake It!
It would seem bizarre for a friend you’ve known for many years to ask you who you are. In the same way, for any Church goer, if you’re asked such a question, you would probably respond, “I am a child of God”.
“This is obvious, you should know me. I am a Christian. I am born again, Holy Spirit filled, tongue speaking believer. That is who I am.”
But what does that really mean? Is there an assigned realm or jurisdiction where you operate in these areas you mention?
When I ask you who you are am not requesting that you describe yourself. It’s about creating an awareness where you will re-examine yourself whether you are who you are or you are being someone you’re not?
When I ask, “Who are you?”, it’s more like a question intended to cause you to think about who you are as a matter truth. For there are many of us who do not have a clue as to the kind of person we are or ought to be. These people go with the flow. They do what the masses are doing, listen to and follow what friends are doing.
When you lose your identity I surely do believe it’s going to be extremely unfortunate. But sadly that’s the state of most us. We have lost our identity in the name of fitting in and being accepted.
The Christian in the real world cannot be a different person in a virtual world. You are who you are wherever you may be. Your identity cannot change based on the platform you get to advertise yourself.
If you are known in real life as a true Christian (not a Church goer), you should not be known in the virtual world in a different way. Be the same person you are known to be in real life. Don’t allow social media to change who you are because you want to fit in.
This is what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
…to be continued.