Sometimes I forget who I am.
I might be sitting in a meeting, enjoying a meal with family, browsing through a store, and I hear the voice of a stranger speaking and realize . . . that’s me.
Am I sick, over-tired, losing it? Or is this just another season of life when women go temporarily crazy—like the teen years or menopause?
I decided to expose my vulnerability and ask my friends, “Do you ever feel like you’ve forgotten who you are?”
Every woman I asked answered without hesitation, “Of course.”
My 70 year old friend said, “I look in the mirror at the gray hair, wrinkles, age spots and wonder who that woman is. I feel the same as I did 30 years ago . . . or 40 years ago.”
But even my younger friends, ones with little children clinging to their skirts, have felt the disconnect, that odd feeling of being outside themselves, watching themselves tend babies and cook dinners.
Why does that happen? Have we lost touch with reality?
I think during those moments, we’ve lost touch with the “real world” around us, the things we can touch and see, and are aware of a different world, a deeper world, a world of the spirit—and we get a little lost.
Those surreal moments bring home to me that we’re built for eternity, but we inhabit time—and sometimes that’s not a comfortable fit.
But we have an advantage when the One who lived that best, the One who seamlessly brought the worlds together—Jesus, an eternal spirit housed in a finite body—lives in us.
He navigated the worlds with grace and enables us to do the same.
Keeping in close touch with Him is what reminds us who we are—that we’re more than the duties we perform and the labels we give ourselves.
And that we will not reach our full potential until we’re home with Him in glory.
Because, no matter how anyone else sees us or how we see ourselves, who we am to Jesus is who we will be for all eternity.
Selah! That’s amazing stuff!
Someday I’ll shed this outer shell that contains my soul and receive the body designed to last forever.
(At times I’m really happy that what I see in the mirror will not leave this world with me!)
In that eternal, incorruptible body, I’ll see as I was meant to see, relate to the true world as I was designed to, and fit like a glove into my new surroundings.
What a day that will be!
Let’s look for glimpses of glory today. Blessings, friends!
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