Do You Know Me?
Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Have you ever felt like you are only known by the relationships you have? Taylor or Zach’s mom, Stacy or Sheryl’s sister, it’s been happening to me for ages! See I am what I like to call an extroverted introvert! An extrovert is outgoing and sociable while an introvert is shy and reserved. For most of my life, I have been quiet and shy. I was just as entertained sitting quietly in a room full of people watching everyone else have fun as they are having the fun! Often lost in my own thoughts and musings, I sometimes failed to insert myself into the conversation around me. The problem with this is that people didn’t truly know me because my thoughts and personality never were revealed. They only knew me as someone’s sister, someone’s daughter and now someone’s mom. I longed to have meaningful friendships in my life and be fully known by others who cared about me as I cared about them. This introverted perspective of mine all changed when I took on the name of Daughter of the One True King! Psalm 139 says: “You have searched me Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?“ God knit us together himself. He knows us more intimately than anyone ever will. He knows everything we do or think or say. He is always with us and always for us; guiding us on our life’s journey as long as we are willing to follow. Coming to the realization that I am fully known and fully loved by God was a game changer for me. The more I grew in my relationship with Christ the more confident I became in my own skin. The more I learned about the unconditional love God has for me, the more I could give that love to others without fear of rejection. Everything God shares with me I want to share with everyone else! Even an introvert like me can’t keep to herself anymore when God radically changes her life! Whoever’s mom or sister or friend you are I hope you are known by the best relationship of all, Daughter of the one True King. Be encouraged in knowing you will never alone, for as his daughters we are sealed for eternity with a great assurance of his presence, his power and his love. Today and always, He knows you by name and he loves you with an everlasting love.