Quick and to the point answer to Summer Spring’s, What Is a Christian http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/What-is-a-Christian-20120511
When I say ‘I am what I am’ it is not because I am lost. God might have lost me but I always know where I am. It might not be where I want to be but more importantly I know where I am heading.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ it is with pride not arrogance but with pride. I stumble too but I get up, dust myself and continue the journey. I don’t have a crutch because I am able.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ it is not because I am trying to be strong but because I know I am strong. I do have weaknesses however but I am strong.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ I am not bragging of success because I know I am successful. I can brag because I clean my own mess but I don’t because my successes are personal achievements and so is everybody else’s.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ I am not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but I believe I am worth it. It is not important if God or others think I am worth it but what is important is that I believe I am worth it.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ I also admit I experience pain. I have my share of headaches too but I manage them and remain thankful since others have it worse.
When I say ‘I am what I am’ it is because I don’t want to be holy. Being holy is a sign of arrogance, a self-proclaimed chip on the shoulder. I don’t need grace because I don’t require to be excused for my mistakes.
I don’t offer excuses because I don’t need to be excused for who I am. Where I falter I apologize and where I stumble I take personal responsibility. When I fail I learn, grow and retry. It is not important what God or the world think of me because they have not walked a mile in my shoes but what is important is what I think of me.