Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” 2 Samuel 7:18
All around the world, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, people are often questioning who they are. People desire to know their purpose in this world and seek to find in it many different ways and different things.
Others believe that they know who they are, and that the world owes them everything. The things they get are expected, along with more.
God had just told David that He would establish his throne forever. David then asks who he was that God would bring him as far as he had already come.
When a person gets a glimpse of how vast the universe is and how small he is in the universe, he can begin to wonder who he is. Then he adds in the factor that God made that universe and is much greater, yet takes time to help him out, it can make a wonder even more who he is and why God even pays any attention to him.
The world feels that one can make his own destiny and purpose in this world. The individual is in complete control of everything in his life to make it or break it. It is all about self.
Believers realize that it is all about God and what He can and does do. Seeing God’s hand at work in one’s life will open his eyes to the reality of God’s amazing love and grace in his life, because he realizes that in and of himself, he is nothing in view of the universe and God.
True believers will turn that glory back to God, knowing it was God who did it all, not himself. There may be times you wonder who you are that God loves you and cares for you. It is not about you, but about His great and perfect, eternal love for you.
You have been brought as far as you are today because of His love for you. God put you in the place you are in to be His witness and do a work here on this earth.
Do not be arrogant in and of yourself, but give God all the glory and praise for what He is doing and has done in your life.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s love for you; that you will see God’s hand at work in your life; that you will realize what God has done in and through you; and that you will give God praise for what He has done for you.