Author: Karly Grant
One thing that never ceases to amaze me (although I shouldn’t be surprised by it) is how when there’s something I’m supposed to hear or learn, God uses several different people and situations to teach me. He reminds me of that thing and makes it abundantly clear that I need to listen to what He has to say. Well, folks, it’s happened yet again. Over the last couple of weeks, the words in Psalm 139 have played this role. I’ve heard them in podcasts, sermons, and even Instagram stories. On sleepless nights when I need these words to seemingly random Facebook posts, I’ve been dwelling on, proclaiming, and praying over these words more times than I can count as God consistently lays them across my path.
While dwelling on the theme of identity, I was almost instantly reminded of something that I wrote a while back and knew that I needed to find it. After a little perusing, I found a note that I had posted on Facebook a decade ago. Guess what passage I’d included at the end? That’s right, Psalm 139.
I have edited the note a bit, but the message remains the same. I pray you are blessed and see how perfectly God created you in His image through these words.
Who Am I?
I am Karly Grant.
Possibly one day that will change.
I long for the day when I meet the man that God has for me to spend the rest of my life with, the man whose name I will take.
Who is He? When will God reveal His plan? What is His timing?
I long for that relationship, that companionship, that connection that can only be found in a marriage lived out by God’s design.
I long for the day when my husband and I will raise children: teach them God’s love, teach them to ride a bike, teach them to swim, teach them…
I long to hear their laughter, their tears, to play with them, pray with them, and comfort them.
I long for a family of my own.
I long to be a wife and a mother through the joys and the pain.
Someday, I may have this, but even if not, God is still good.
I am Karly Grant.
Who am I?
I am a follower of Christ.
I am created in the image of my God and live to bring Him glory.
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He has rescued me from an eternity in hell. For that alone, I owe Him my everything, so why don’t I give it?
I strive to follow Him, to live a life after the example that He gave.
By His grace alone, I have come a long way.
I have been so blessed.
My life has drastically changed.
I know this, yet still, I wander.
Still, I fail, yet even when I fail, He is still there, still holding on to me.
I am His child. He never lets go.
I strive to live a life that is pleasing to Him,
Strive to let his light and love pour out of me and onto others.
I want to be like Him: love like Him, live like Him, serve like Him, pray like Him, bless like Him, follow Him.
I am a follower of Christ
Who am I?
I am many people, yet only one. I have many names, yet I am one person.
I am a child of God
I am a daughter
I am a sister
I am a friend
I am a prayer partner
I am forgiven
I am a co-worker
I am a worshiper
I am a witness
I am a shoulder to cry on
I am a ball of laughter
I am God’s chosen one
I am a woman
So, who am I?
I am many different people,
but most of all I am exactly who God has made me to be!