I think a lot of us struggle these days with staying true to ourselves. We’re finding it difficult in the midst of a lot of influence from Television, Social Media, Community, Peers, Family and even your Work Environment. I don’t know about you but I don’t feel we should be making excuses for who we are, If you are happy about the person you are then so be it.
In my opinion, I think that God is the one person who we should look to for validation. God has settled it long before you were born that he LOVES you beyond your wildest imagination. If I am at liberty to say. God loved you so much that he didn’t even hold back his only son so that you may be saved and have life in its fullness and even more because God’s grace is abundent. God loves you so much that he made you in his image. Imagine that! Each and every one of us in his own image , each and every good gift in you and I is from God. How awesome is HE if we are all a reflection of God.
The world or people may reject you, but God has ACCEPTED you and that’s more than enough.
Ok so my point?
I want you to BE YOU! To be you on your terms, the way God wants it to be. God’s WILL be done!! Choose to BE YOURSELF instead of what you think everyone else is ok with or happy for you to be. Set YOURself free, free from everyone, free from what everyone has said about you, set yourself free from yourself even.
Set yourself free from the expectations of your family, your friends, your colleagues and more so from the expectations of people who don’t even know you. From the expections of people who don’t know where you have been, where you are coming from, what you have gone through and where you are going. Free from people who dont understand your vision and purpose God has for your life and the work he is doing in and through your life.
I want you to LIVE! To live knowing that you can be, do and achieve all that you want to and that you can do it YOUR way.
I want you to be unapologetic about it.
I want you to know that it’s ok to make mistakes, but I also want you to learn from them.
“The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his fualts are just as important as his virtues. You can’t separate them. They’re wedded” -Henry Miller
I want you to be understanding and to realise that you are different, I also want you to be OK with it too.
I want you to express yourself, I want you to be kind with your words.
I want you to speak your mind.
“To say the very things you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less, that’s the whole art and joy of words” – CS Lewis.
I want you to know that you should love yourself more than any man or women ever will or can.
I want you to be yourself even when you feel inadequate, even when you don’t think it’s cool, or enough.
I want you to be satisfied with who yourself, I want you to be whole, to be complete.
I want you to BE YOU.