Monday, July 18, 2011


God has really been teaching me about my identity. Throughout my life I guess I could say I’ve never known who I really am. Recently I realized that my identity came from the various titles I’ve had over the course of my life. Over the last several months many of my titles have been stripped away. I’m no longer a business owner, I’m no longer a homeschool mom and I’m no longer a wife. I didn’t realize how much of my identity was in my “titles.” The truth is I am a DAUGHTER, not just a DAUGHTER, but the DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH GOD and that is enough.

This is a brand new revelation and I’m learning how to just be a daughter (of course I’m still a mommy), but truly resting in the fact that being a daughter is enough. I’m accepted and loved based on that alone! That is still sinking in.

What does it look like to be a DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH GOD? I’m not sure yet and honestly it still makes me squirm and twitch a bit. I’m learning to let people love me, just me, a girl who doesn’t have it all figured out.

I’m blessed to be a part of a church body where no one has “arrived” and we are given opportunities every service to share our struggles and our victories. It is through this that I have been able to grow and learn that being a daughter is a high and holy calling and that I AM GOING TO MESS UP AND IT’S OKAY. Did you catch that? It is okay to mess up! THAT REALLY MESSES ME UP!

Who are you? Where do you get your identity? Have you asked your Daddy who you are? If not, read His Word and He will reveal it to you.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12


A multi-dimensional life said...

This is beautiful Mari. It really is powerful to meditate on that thought that we are the daughters of the most high...our daddy is the King. Our true identity is in Him who made us and knows us through and through and loves us even when we do mess up. I don't want to mess up though, and the only way to avoid it is to get into his word more deeply and meditate on what He says to me through it.

Mari said...

Hi! It's good to hear from you. I was thinking of you this morning and planned to send you a note to see how you were. But - I opened my Google Reader and here you are!
A few years ago I was teaching a class of first grade girls on Wednesday night. One night we had a "Princess party", where we did their nails, fixed their hair and took a picture of them wearing a tiara and a boa. We put it in a frame they made that said - "I'm a princess because my Heavenly Father is a King!"
They loved it, but it really made a big impression on me what a big deal it is to be adopted into God's family!

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