"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." James 1:21
I've been pondering this analogy. I realize that it was used in the book of James because God's word is truly a reflection of ourselves...of who we truly ought to be. But time and time again we forget. We put on the make-up, the wiles that the world gives us and we get lost in this fabrication of who we really are.
And I realize that every single horrible thing about myself: my pride, my jealousy, my evil desire...that is NOT who I am. But I've been so wrapped up and enveloped in this girl, this second self, this un-self, that I have forgotten, lost the true sense of myself from the moment I gasped for air and was given life.
All it is now is trying to become who I really am. Funny enough, it's really hard and of course I need God to do it. Which makes me realize that who I am is only found in God. I am nothing apart from His identity.
God's word is who I am.