Who Am I-Part II


Today’s DoAhead Devo marks part II of our answer to the question, “Who Am I?”


Last Monday we checked out the story of Martha and Mary. We learned how Martha answered the question “Who Am I?” based on how she saw herself.


Martha fell prey to the lie that we can figure out who we are based on what we think of OURSELVES.


Today we get a “two-fer” (Oh how a DoAhead Woman loves “two-fers”!) We’ll look to our friend Nehemiah as we learn about Lies #2 and #3. They are:


Lie #2

It is a lie to frame our answer to the question, “Who Am I?” according to how OTHERS see us.




Lie #3

It is a lie to frame our answer according to the OCCURRENCES or circumstances of our lives.


The first and second chapters of Nehemiah give us a glimpse into the life of a man who did NOT allow these lies to frame how he saw himself.


Nehemiah was only a cup-bearer to the King.



Nehemiah did not live in the “frame” of how Babylonian society saw him.  If he had, he would have never risked showing his displeasure, for his countrymen’s exile, to the King.


Not only did Nehemiah have to battle the lies of Others he had to deal with extremely harsh Occurrences in his life.


Nehemiah’s journey to becoming a refugee and living life as a slave rates right up there with “life shaping occurrences.”


Nehemiah saw himself as God saw him.


It was a game changer.


This week, let’s ask ourselves if we ever frame the question “Who am I?” based on others or occurrences. Let’s mull it over along with our thoughts from last week.


In seven days we’ll look at the only truthful way we can answer the profound of question…”Who Am I?”


I was cupbearer to the king.”  Nehemiah 1:5 & 11 MSG

 “And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the kings granted my requests.” Nehemiah 2:8 NIV


Your DoAhead Friend,

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