Who defines me?

If I am surrounded by demanding voices, telling me who I should be, eventually I believe them. I begin to think differently. I act differently. And I forget who God meant me to be.

A young woman summed it up in one sentence: “My mother’s sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect.” (Song of Solomon 1:6) This precious woman forgot that she was an equal inheritor. Her father had given her a vineyard as well. And, no matter what anyone said, she too was worthy. She too had capability and talent. But with all that conditioning, she forgot and became a slave.

Oh, to remember that we are God’s children, that what HE gives us is ours.

Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash

2 Replies to “Who defines me?”

  1. Wow.. what a challenge to every woman, man and child this world holds.

    All inheritors of the Kingdom of God but so many listening instead to the voices of this world, thus missing their place at the table of the King.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *