Music Mondays: Remind Me Who I Am

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Jason Gray – Remind Me Who I Am

(listen on Spotify or Youtube)

When I lose my way,
 And I forget my name,
 Remind me who I am.
 In the mirror all I see,
 Is who I don’t wanna be,
 Remind me who I am.
 In the loneliest places,
 When I can’t remember what grace is.
 
Tell me once again who I am to You,
 Who I am to You.
 Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
 That I belong to You.
 To You.
 
When my heart is like a stone,
 And I’m running far from home,
 Remind me who I am.
 When I can’t receive Your love,
 Afraid I’ll never be enough,
 Remind me who I am.
 If I’m Your beloved,
 Can You help me believe it.
 
Tell me once again who I am to You,
 Who I am to You, whoa.
 Tell me lest I forget who I am to You.
 That I belong to You.
 To You.
 
 I’m the one you love,
 I’m the one you love,
 That will be enough,
 I’m the one you love.
  
Tell me once again who I am to You.
 Who I am to You.
 Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
 That I belong to You.
 To You.
 

I remember clearly the day it hit me. I had no clue who I was. I knew what I thought I was expected to do and expected to say and expected to think. But I had no clue who I was.

I thought I was supposed to be the perfect wife who crafted, decorated, baked, packed lunches, wore make-up daily, and kissed at the door.

I thought I was supposed to be the perfect mom who crafted, creatively preschooled, smiled all day, spent long hours playing with my kids, remembered to have them brush three times a day, made the girls’ hair cute everyday, made fun lunches and healthy dinners, and tucked them in each night with kisses.

I thought I was supposed to be the perfect friend who met for coffee or lunch, babysat at the drop of a hat, volunteered to meet every need, chatted online anytime it was needed, and answered every text right away.

I thought I was supposed to be the perfect, rounded woman who blogged at least three times a week, ran her own business, managed her weight meticulously, used coupons on a regular basis, and kept up with important correspondence.

But the thing is, I wasn’t any of those things. But if I wasn’t any of those, then who was I?

It was during this time that I heard this song on the radio, and it spoke peace to my soul as I prayed…

“God, I have no clue who I am. Please just remind me who I am to You. It will be enough to simply know You love me and You’ve called me to be Your own by Your incredible, unearned grace.”

That had to be enough for me. Without the knowledge that I was owned and loved by the incredible sovereign God, I think I would have shriveled up in confusion.

Are you lost? Wonder who you are? No clue how to think and act and speak outside of others’ expectations.

Fall before your God. He cares. He loves you with a love that’s deeper than your wildest imaginations. He pours His immeasurable grace on you everyday of your life.

He will guide you. He will remind you who are.

After all, if He takes such care to create us, mold us, and shape us in His image, would He not want us to see His work and find pleasure in it? He will show you who you are.

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In the conservative circle in which I grew up, contemporary Christian music was not allowed. After marrying, I began to listen to a CCM radio station. Much of my spiritual growth since then can be attributed to the many CCM artists and the songs they write. There is truth in those words and power in their music.

If music means as much to you as it does to me, you might want to check out Spotify. This music program allows you to search for particular songs and save them to playlists, allowing you to listen to your music whenever you wish. Best yet, it’s free. (It will require you to download their music program to your computer, but I promise it will not download any junk.) You can find all the songs highlighted in Music Mondays at the Recovered Identity Spotify playlist.

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