He Knows My Name, Not Just My Job Title

I finished an intersting book that I'd highly recommend to anyone of any race, age, or background. I think anyone should read it whether or not they think it applies to them. An artist of the writing world by the name of Margaret Feinberg wrote a book called "What The Heck Am I Going to Do With My Life?" The reason why I think anyone can read it is because it addresses the age old question of...you guessed it..."What the heck am I going to do with my life?" And, as Feinberg, eloquently summarizes within the first pages, this is a question that does not go away, no matter how old you are, no matter what job you have, and especially no matter how "far along" you think you've come.

My husband picked up this book for me when I was asking myself that very same question. I was in between jobs, having a lot of things tested, not just financially, but emotionally as well.

I titled this particular blog entry "He Knows My Name, Not Just My Job Title", primarily because I was suddenly reminded of that song that states "He knows my name, he knows my every thought...." (some of you might know it)

I struggle with a lot of questions about who I am at times. And I think it's such a struggle because I immediately equate that to "what" I do and bottom line, God doesn't see it that way and never did from the moment He created me. Before I started adding all the stuff after my name such as Rona the college student, Rona who got good grades, Rona who works here, there, has gone there and will go here, and even the bad things such as Rona who failed at this, Rona who should have done this instead of that, God knew me differently, in a way that was simple and enough for Him.

He knew my name. Nothing coming after it, no labels/job titles/stereotypes/accomplishments/degrees/shortcomings,etc. He knew my name first before anything else.

As I read the words of Feinberg, I'm reminded of that simple and pure truth. That while the question of "What the heck am I going to do with my life?" won't go away and I'm still searching for the answer with hope, I can rest in the truth of how my God saw me first. Simply as Rona. Because bottom line, He knew my name first and that is enough for Him.