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“WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

Has anyone ever challenged you by asking you this question or maybe even with a questioning look that they give you, “Who do you think you are?”

In fact, have you ever asked yourself this question? I sure have at times asked myself, “Who am I and will I be able to make it?”

Especially, when one is on the verge of attempting something such as a new job or business venture. It could be an application to college admissions one desires to get into, at office a promotion one wants to apply for, or an entrance test, an expansion project or a breaking away from the routine mundane things.

A full time home- maker wanting to return to the corporate world, or a person attempting a new project in a foreign land. It may even be a change in the society that we want to see and a voice that we attempt to raise because we are not willing to compromise with injustice.

“WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” Posed time and again by people with questioning looks.

If in reality we were related to a business tycoon, a famous film star or an influential politician, perhaps pat would come the reply, “Yes I am connected to so and so, who is my father, uncle, aunt or whoever else……”

Friends, we really need to know deep within our frame who we are. It is important to know and believe in ourselves. It is not about a vain boasting, false pride or empty talk, but a definite knowing and an unshakeable identity we need to have….a firm belief in God and ourselves that propels us forward, daily one step at a time towards our purpose and destiny.

So here are 3 keys that I believe would be of help to us in this area:

1) KNOW YOURSELF

We need to identify our talents and gifts and tap into them. These are our inherent strengths. We should also acknowledge and work on our weaknesses, (each one of us has our own set of the same) and make a sincere effort to overcome them. Also, when we keep sharpening our skills and work with integrity and diligence, then progress and success will be a definite result. And, we can then respond to the challenges of life with tact and confidence .

2) KNOW YOUR FRIENDS

We need to surround ourselves with people who will stand by us, reassure us and even correct us because they love us. I do believe we should be kind to all, however our inner circle needs to have genuine people, who will strengthen us in our journey and encourage us as we pursue our dreams and ambitions.  

3) KNOW YOUR GOD

When you and I recognise the “SOURCE” of our existence, when we know “The Awesome FATHER” and have a personal relationship with the “MASTER Creator”, who made heaven and earth and formed us then answering, “Who do you think you are?”, will come very easily to us…not out of arrogance but from a place of confidence.

IN CONCLUSION:

I love the tagline that L’Oréal uses for its products that goes…”Because you’re worth it!”

Friends, you and I are worth far, far more… A friend of mine about to have a baby in a few months, recently sent me a sonography of the little one. It was so overwhelming seeing each feature on the face so beautifully and perfectly etched. A living being, taking shape and form and getting ready to be born, with a definite name, existence and destiny. Then how dare anyone ask this question to a creation that God sends forth to earth… “Who do you think you are?”

So the next time our own negative thoughts or someone else challenges us with this, “Who do you think you are?” kind of question… you and I need to believe in ourselves and humbly but assertively say, “I am a talented, gifted, precious human being, created by God with a definite purpose and destiny, that I am confidently walking  in”

Be blessed & be a blessing,

Salma Bernard

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38 Responses

  • Meharika chabria
    Jul 1, 2016

    Good message Salma… Keep sending we look forward to your motivational biblical messages. Many of your teachings has encouraged me in the past and helped me to walk with our Lord Christ graciously!

    Meharika chabria Jul 1, 2016
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  • The Singapore Pani Puri Lover
    Jul 1, 2016

    Many words of encourage to read your blog my darling buddy. You always bring smiles to my face at all times! Love your messages and keep on doing this cos someone will be blessed because of the sharing you wrote…

    The Singapore Pani Puri Lover Jul 1, 2016
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  • Khushroo
    Jul 1, 2016

    Fine message, Salma. Thank you for the insight that you have tried to bring across.

    Khushroo Jul 1, 2016
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  • Poonam Chopra
    Jul 1, 2016

    Very positive message Salma….Its like building confidence and more n more faith in the creator of all the living being.ie:GOD…whom I believe the most….keep it up..

    Poonam Chopra Jul 1, 2016
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  • SJ
    Jul 1, 2016

    Very True.Need to be strong and confident from within.

    SJ Jul 1, 2016
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  • Sharmila Damle
    Jul 1, 2016

    Very nice. I will not hesitate investing 100% in myself, because I know who I am and who my God thinks I am. Thank you. Wonderfully written.

    Sharmila Damle Jul 1, 2016
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  • Tessy
    Jul 1, 2016

    A very encouraging and assertive message ! Beautifully and simply written …. So true we are precious human beings created by our father with definite purpose and destiny ! That’s who we are ! Keep writing Salma ! May God bless the work of your hands Amen !!!

    Tessy Jul 1, 2016
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  • Sarita Sarma
    Jul 1, 2016

    As usual dear, beautifully written and simply put. You make it sound so easy this walk with the Lord.
    God bless you and looking forward to your next one.

    Sarita Sarma Jul 1, 2016
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  • Neezel
    Jul 1, 2016

    Thanks Salma for your continuous words of encouragement. You are indeed a blessing.

    Neezel Jul 1, 2016
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  • Deidre
    Jul 1, 2016

    Hey Salma,
    This article is fresh and from the heart of the father. God bless you to be able to download clearly and keep writing.
    Looking forward > > love, deidre

    Deidre Jul 1, 2016
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  • Hazel Kingham
    Jul 1, 2016

    Thanks Salma for all your messages of encouragement.May the Lord bless you and give you more insight of His word.Amen.

    Hazel Kingham Jul 1, 2016
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  • Shonali Rathi
    Jul 1, 2016

    Totally you are worth it ! The massage is so strong and so needed by all !
    Superbly written !

    Shonali Rathi Jul 1, 2016
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  • Salma
    Jul 1, 2016

    Thankyou all you lovely people. Feel greatly encouraged. Really.

    Salma Jul 1, 2016
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  • Susy
    Jul 1, 2016

    Wonderfully an simply worded.. th message gets straight across .. the Loreal add example is really great. We shld all b proud of our very being … an understand Gods purpose fr us … Amen .. God bless u deary .. this is amazing.. keep it up.

    Susy Jul 1, 2016
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  • Helga Tellis
    Jul 2, 2016

    A person can only encourage others when God has encouraged him/her. You are an encourager in the house of God. Very few find their place in the Body of Christ. Keep going. Be a blessing!

    Helga Tellis Jul 2, 2016
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  • Seema
    Jul 2, 2016

    Yes we are worth it. Thank you for reminding again & again that we should believe in ourselves. Your positive attitude is vibrant. Stay blessed & be happy

    Seema Jul 2, 2016
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  • Nisha Munim
    Jul 2, 2016

    Thank you dear Salma, wonderful and insightful message! Keep it up! Was blessed by it… God bless you!

    Nisha Munim Jul 2, 2016
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  • Anita Braganza
    Jul 2, 2016

    Yes! It’s more important to be precious in the sight of the Lord and only our God know who we are n Him n we know who our God is….😊God bless Salma

    Anita Braganza Jul 2, 2016
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  • Roy Poulose
    Jul 2, 2016

    Excellent, keep writing what God’s put in your heart.

    Roy Poulose Jul 2, 2016
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  • Ramona Dsouza
    Jul 2, 2016

    Very encouraging Salma ! Truly comes from knowing the and having a walking – talking relationship with the Father.
    You are an encourager, an exhorter !
    …..loved the tagline ‘because you are worth it would love to get hold of your book and share it with our rescued survivors at Chaiim Foundation
    Stay blessed

    Ramona Dsouza Jul 2, 2016
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  • Aarti
    Jul 2, 2016

    Loved the message 🙂

    Aarti Jul 2, 2016
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  • lisa
    Jul 2, 2016

    Thanks Salma.
    May God continue to use you so that His name may be gloried n spread his amazing love

    lisa Jul 2, 2016
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  • Sanchit
    Jul 2, 2016

    Hey Salma

    Very well written.
    The next time asks me that question, I’ll say that I’m talented ,gifted, precious and super handsome too,😜

    And you’re really talented. Great blog. Great message.

    Sanchit Jul 2, 2016
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  • joanne
    Jul 2, 2016

    Once again a heart to heart connect salma……simple sweet and bullseye ……

    joanne Jul 2, 2016
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  • Manzoor Chougule
    Jul 2, 2016

    Very well written and lucidly explained.. Keep it up !! Write more to keep motivating and exploring !!!

    Manzoor Chougule Jul 2, 2016
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  • Juliyana
    Jul 3, 2016

    Our worth sure is in knowing who we are who are friends are & Who God i
    Thanks Salma….

    Juliyana Jul 3, 2016
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  • Naveen paul
    Jul 3, 2016

    Worth reading…so beautifully written 👍

    Naveen paul Jul 3, 2016
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  • Manish Harishankar
    Jul 3, 2016

    It is really good and encouraging. Loved reading specially the conclusion!!!!

    Manish Harishankar Jul 3, 2016
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  • Adi Sarma
    Jul 3, 2016

    “Who do you think you are ?”

    When the question is posed to yourself : makes you introspect and honestly evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses for taking appropriate actions

    When the question is posed to you by someone :an immediate reaction could be anger ,which may need to be curbed , initiating probably a self appraisal on why the person is asking the question

    When you want to ask the question to someone: Don’t ask the question or communicate it in a better way

    Whichever of the three situations , makes you pause and introspect

    Adi Sarma Jul 3, 2016
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  • Salma Bernard
    Jul 3, 2016

    Thanks so much everyone. Am glad one can relate to it….

    Salma Bernard Jul 3, 2016
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  • Adrian Lobo
    Jul 4, 2016

    Blessed by your message! Thank you and keep up the good work! Your skills and insight are amazing! God bless you always!

    Adrian Lobo Jul 4, 2016
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  • Vaishali
    Jul 4, 2016

    Very well written Salma! Look forward to reading more.

    Vaishali Jul 4, 2016
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  • Sharon
    Jul 4, 2016

    Great word Salma .. An amazing reminder of our position in Jesus. Keep sharing love the brief and yet so insightful words.

    Sharon Jul 4, 2016
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  • Monica Massey
    Jul 10, 2016

    Yes indeed I am created by God, his hand made his child…am created with a definite purpose and destiny….and I pray that may our Good Lords will be done in our life so that he may be glorified in all that I do.
    Thanks Salma for your encouragement through your writings ….It does surely bring an inner joy reading his purpose for me!!
    God bless you and you family!!
    MONICA MASSEY

    Monica Massey Jul 10, 2016
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  • Rev. Samson Benjamin Lankeshwar
    Sep 6, 2016

    Dear Sister,
    It’s simply great, wonderful and thought provoking words! Yes! indeed! we are wonderfully and marvelously and fearfully created in the image of God and certainly we have a purpose in life that is God ordained. we are worth, it is not a simple, or waste life, it has a definite divine purpose, no matter how hard circumstances that we go through. Thank God that He has found you and encouraged you to encourage many. May God continue to use you as a Mighty instrument for the extension of His Kingdom. All good wishes for the future en devours of your life. Thanks

    This blog also look something different than the usual blogs. good creativeness, keep it up and continue to be innovative.

    Rev. Samson Benjamin Lankeshwar Sep 6, 2016
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  • Sharon Mangalwadi
    Jan 20, 2017

    Hi Salma

    Read this again today …was a very refreshing read.

    Do keep posting… it’s a great encouragement.

    Sharon Mangalwadi Jan 20, 2017
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  • Shalini Serpes
    Feb 15, 2017

    Hi salma
    Just read ur block .I totally agree we our all worth it
    God never leaves us
    Ur a true insipiration
    Love u
    All the best
    Regards shalini

    Shalini Serpes Feb 15, 2017
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