Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Who made you?

I mentioned the other day, I'm loving the show "Lie to me" ....I watched an episode Monday that involved a man who was in prison.  One of the younger ladies who works for the agency was having a hard time being involved with this man they were investigating.  The premise is this agency can tell what people are really thinking by their facial expressions & body movements.  To make a very long story short, the head honcho man could tell this lady had had issues with violent people.  It was written in her body language.

He went on to encourage her though by telling her that even though she went through some bad situations, it made her who she was today... someone who wanted better, someone who had compassion, someone who was strong.

Then she was reading his facial expressions & said, "so.... tell me... who made you who you are?"

That sentence kinda knocked me in the head...

I mean, we kinda have people who make us who we are. 

Whether it be our parents & the examples they set for us & we want to grow up to be just like them.  Or someone who has been abused may grow up to give that same sort of abuse to others.... or it could turn them into someone different - someone who will do anything to not hurt someone.  People can make us stronger or weaker... encourage us or defeat us... giving or shelfish...but do we even realize that people have that kind of power, or control over us?

So I thought of all the people who "made me who I am" .... and I can come up with both good & bad.  I mean, my parents raised me to love God... I have people around me that can make me angry sometimes... I have people who have made me into someone who can be very bitter....I have people who have made me want to give more of myself... all kinds of people have made me who I am...

But ultimately, I want only one person to be the one who made me everything that I am... Jesus!

I mean, I know He IS ultimately the one who made me who I am - but I'm saying all the other things - the things that make me want to be a kind, giving, compassionate, loving person...

Life is hard... we run into things that form us & shape us into people we sometimes thought we'd never become. 

But I'll ask you too.... Who made you who are are?


  1. Great post... and I bet that most of us can say we've had both good and bad influence... but in the end I think being crafted by the Potter has got to be the ultimate goal.

  2. I found this quote on Betty's blog once and I stole it for my FB quote. I think it answers this question of yours and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

    "God doesn´t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be."

  3. Excellent post and I love what Frizzy and Bird wrote above. My prayer is I'll stay out of the way and let Him mold me into what He wants me to be.

  4. Never hear of that show. But you do make a great point. We should be happy who we are and then go from there.. Thanks for my Birthday wish..


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