“Who Am I ?” is a qustion we all ask and try to answer, but most of us find it a some what daunting task, because we are all still in a state of becoming. I am not who I was yesterday and I am not who I am going to be tomorrow. I am a continually changing and constantly evolving spiritual being, who is getting to experience this amazing human life.
Maybe a better way to ask the question is: “Who am I becoming?”, because the truth is that we are all works in progress. Not only are we in the process of becoming, but we are “becoming” in a lot of different areas. For example: I am a husband, dad, son, brother, cousin, teacher, preacher, pastor, leader, coach, friend, co-worker, student and the list goes on and on and on. In all of these areas, I am still becoming…
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. -2 Corinthians 5:1-5
Even what we think of as the end is not the end, because there is eternity past, present and futue. Who we were, who we are and who we will be is a beautiful process of creation, recreation, redemption, restoration, healing, growing and becoming.
Maybe rather than trying to answer the question, we should just try to learn to enjoy this journey that we call life???