Is it supposed to be, "Who do you think you are?"
But, come to think of it, you get your why from your who (or vice versa?). I actually read this once from Francis J. Kong's article. In simple analysis, for you to understand why you're here in this planet, you must first decipher who you really are.
They can't just label you as "That bald teacher in English class..." or "That intelligent, antisocial person you see every day..." or "That quiet, religious geek who wants to be acknowledged by everyone..." Any way you look at it, people will have a say about who you are and yet, they still don't really know you even if you open up to them straight. There will always be something left to hide. That something might be the (missing) piece in putting together the individual's true persona.
Truth be told, we are all judgmental. Some are protesting for me to revise that previous line. Okay. We can be judgmental at times. We don't have the capacity to totally weigh the pros and cons of our statements and actions until we have already said and done them. Even God is required to judge us during the "Final Judgment."
You'd complain that God is God and humans are humans. But, we were created in God's image and we are challenged to be like the Almighty One--which we can be--if we put our minds into it. Mark 11:24 states, "Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Perhaps, the Bible is meant to control our minds to believe that we can do everything we want and that's free will. You might not believe it if I tell you that you cannot stop anything that would happen to you and to people around you if you ignore it and don't do anything about it--that's mind-setting.
God is God because we believe it.
God cannot have power over us if we don't allow it--that's for sure. That's what every preacher, priest and man of God will tell us: "Accept God in your heart and you'll be saved." What if we don't? And, even evil doers are claiming that they accept God.
Wait! Just who do you think you are? Who are we to judge who is sinner or not in this world? Still, we talk.
Amidst all these internal and external ramblings, what's important is that you know who you are because that's the only way you'll know why you're even existing.
I bet it's excruciatingly difficult to figure out. Tell me about it.
This piece was originally published in my personal blog site on November 30, 2018.