Evolve: Part I: Who am I, really?

When I asked God about the first blog post for 2021, “Who am I, really” immediately resonated in my spirit. Why? Maybe, it’s because I found myself asking God this question quite a few times within the past recent months.

I want to share a little of my journey with you. I was in a place where I’d hit a spiritual, mental, and emotional plateau. I remember praying and asking God to show me what I needed to do to move from this stagnant place. Shortly afterward, a video from Sarah Jakes Roberts popped up on my newsfeed. As I watched her video, I received my confirmation as she talked about being rather than doing. I needed to stop asking God about “what I should do” and start asking Him “who should I be”. Wow! All this time, I was asking God to change my situation when I was the one who needed to change. I didn’t know who God wanted me to be because I had lost sight of who I was.

So, I began to do some rootwork. Daily, I would ask God, “Who am I, really”? He didn’t answer right away. Instead, He began to gracefully break me. This journey has had me peeling away at the layers of self-criticism and limiting beliefs that I held as truth. The unhealthy expectations, overachieving attitude, and constant overthinking had convinced me that I needed to be perfect or people would talk about me. (Definitely Impostor Syndrome, but we’ll touch on that in a later post) The pride and ego that was wrapped up in anxiety as I pushed myself beyond my limits. I HAD FINALLY HAD ENOUGH!!!

One day, I asked God again, “Who am I, really”? The Holy Spirit replied, “You are the daughter of the Most High God. You mean so very much to Him. He wants to give you His very best”. I wept for, what seemed like, hours because the things I had been chasing paled in comparison to the affirmation of my Heavenly Father. That’s what I needed to begin rebuilding my confidence.

You see, who we are is rooted in God, and that gives us the firm foundation to build everything else on. Why am I sharing this with you? I don’t believe I’m alone. I think some of you may have had moments in your journey when you sensed a shift in your life. There is more for you if you can just tap into who you are. I believe there’s purpose and destiny over your life; not in what you do, but in the person God wants you to be. I don’t know your story, but God does.

I have an assignment for you.

  • Get a notebook or notepad.
  • Write on the front of it “Who am I, really?”
  • Listen to Brian Courtney Wilson’s “A Great Work” and “Fighting For”.
  • Write down your journey. It’ll be a part of your testimony that you can always reflect on as you EVOLVE!

Who you really are and who you will become is worth showing up for! Believe that! Feel free to contact me and let me know how you’re doing. I pray for God’s peace, joy, and love in and over your life.

–Jasmine

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