Monday, February 1, 2010

WHO AM I?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Have you ever asked yourself the question, Who am I? Fourteen years ago, going through mild depression, I asked myself that very question. My sister was over that day and during one of our many deep conversations, I looked out into the living room and saw nothing that represented me. Even though it was my home, I didn’t feel connected. Everything in my living room was either given to me or chosen for me, the furniture, the lamps, the accessories, right down to the colors on the wall. Suddenly, I realized that I didn’t know who I was. I remember saying to my sister, “ I don’t have an identity.” I knew I was a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, but who was Kim? These were just the roles I played out in my everyday life. I had just been going through the motions. There had to more to me than this. This aha’ moment changed my life. I decided I was going to find out about myself. Who was I? What did I like to do? What was I passionate about? What was I good at doing? My journey began in search of discovering who I was and what I was called to be and do.

Today is my first blog post. I am so excited to begin this new journey with you. I want you to know you are God’s precious daughter. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You see that’s where I got started on the journey. Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I have come to know and understand who I am in Him. I don’t have all the gifts that I would like to have, (writing is one) but I accept what God has given me and I am passionate about using my gifts and talents to glorify God.

Without Him, I can do nothing. However, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13.

"Becoming"...is a safe place to voice what is on your mind. I hope we can connect with one another and share our stories. We all have special gifts and talents and we are to use them to glorify God. My gift is helping women discover these gifts. God has given each of us a unique purpose while we are here on earth. I want you to discover yours. You see, I may not ever be a great writer but God has given me the gift of listening and encouraging women. I would love to know your story. I will be here taming my writing skills, so drop by anytime and I will listen.

Something to Ponder...Who Am I ?


In Him,
Kim Kaberle


10 comments:

Kim Kaberle said...
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PaulaCundiffartmarketing.blogspot.com said...

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Cherri Vanover said...

"Who am I?" is where I'm at right now. I'm a 41 year old military wife of nearly 16 years. I've spent all this time following who my husband already is. And now he's ready to retire, and I don't have a clue who I am. I've been out of work for a while and having been battling a chronic health issue. The premature death of my best friend to cancer days after Christmas was a wakeup call that time is short. And yet, I have no idea which direction to go. I know God has a purpose for my life, I just have no idea what it is. Not for lack of seeking it, though. Cherri

Kim, Life Purpose Coach said...

Cheri,
Thanks so much for sharing your story. I can identify with everything you have said. God does have a plan and a purpose for your life and it is never to late to begin. There is a wonderful devotional book by Katie Brazelton called "Praying for Purpose." I will be continuing to write on discovering your purpose and passions and I would enjoy hearing from you again.

Sue Provost said...

Kim,
I love your post. I think that we must understand who we are before we can help others to see God in their lives. There is a book I just got called "Prayer, Faith and Healing (Cure your body, heal your mind and restore your soul) by Kenneth Winston Caine and Brian Paul Kaufman. "As science is now starting to show and as we in our hearts know, faith can move mountains and prayer can render miracles profound and small. By integrating faith, science, prayer, psychology, Scripture, ritual, and medicine, we can lead more meaningful, vital, healthier, and more joyful lives". We need first to tell our stories. We need to let people know who we are. We are all broken healers. I think God wants us to help each other heal.

Paula Cundiff said...

Cheri,

Loved your story. Life is a process and for sure it is much slower that I would like. So please give yourself plenty of love, time and mercy to discover what God has for you. The best is yet to come! Let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you! and have a blast! MAY GOD BLESS YOUR RICHLY! Paula

Andrea said...

Hi, Kim! I enjoyed your post very much and can relate to the same process. Your testimony is very inspiring!

I believe so many of us struggle with our personal identity and our place in the body of Christ. Thank you for such a powerful, needed ministry!

Blessings,

Andrea

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kim -

Wonderful first post! Thanks for friending me on Facebook and for becoming a Follower at my blog. I've signed up as a Follower here. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Mary Moss said...

How exciting to "meet" a woman with a mission so similar to mine!

I'm honored to read your first blog post and look forward to many more!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is cynthia, And I to have a story
I am 32 and I dont know who I am. I live my life to please and make everyone else happy,and doing so I became angry with myself and taking it out on those around me,i became everyone but me.

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