I Don’t Know!
I read a story of a young girl who was at the age of ten that attended a fundraising event with her parent. At the end of the event, she walked up to the person who was in charge of the event to asked her a question. She said, “Have you ever wished you could be like someone else? The woman answered, “Yes when I was younger, but now I am glad and grateful for whom God intended me to be.” The lady asked the young girl the same question “Have you ever wished you could be like someone else?” She replied, “I don’t know!
‘I don’t know’ means a lot at this age; it could ‘Yes’ or ‘No,’ but mostly, it means yes, and you cannot blame them. Because 1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but now that I become matured, I put away childish things.” Our thought patterns are shaped from time to time by our growth and development.
“Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, because the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.” 1 Samuel 3:7
We learn from our experiences, and then we use them to shape who we are today and what God calls us to be. The more you grow up, the more mature you become. The more mature you become, the less immature you get. You don’t need to be like someone else or follow the crowd.
The only person you want to be like is the perfect image of God, which you have been created to be. It’s not about being like everyone else; it’s about becoming your own best self and living life according to God’s plan. You have to live your life according to the way of “I am who I am,” which means I am not confused about who I am or what I believe that “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
1. God, thank you for all the blessings.
2. In the name of Jesus, give me the strength to accept “I am who I am” in me.
3. In the name of Jesus, give me the strength to face my fears and challenges when I feel like giving up.