The Art of Being Yourself

There is so much happiness in being yourself. We live in a society where we get bombarded by social media and news - which often dictates how we should talk and react and what clothes we should wear.
Every other week a new trend comes out that makes us doubt ourselves - we’re not skinny enough, our eyebrows are not thick/thin enough, our waist isn’t small enough - and the list goes on. However, society should not influence us. As individuals on this earth - we are called to be unique and distinct.
 

Purpose 

 Everyone is different. We were all created for a specific plan and purpose. We don’t need to follow the trends, we are to make a difference in this world. Per Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden”. The world needs you and your specific gift. By avoiding being yourself you’re depriving the world of the best of you: your gifts and talents.
 
My purpose may be different than yours, but we came into this world to complete one another, not to be imitators. We often think that the grass is greener on the other side; however, take the time to water your own grass, and you will see that you will grow the best and healthiest lawn. 
You were born in this generation to fulfill a specific purpose, a God-given purpose. Your gift will create a path for you in the world and enable you to bring your vision to fruition. 
You may have been a surprise for your parents, but you were not a surprise to God. You came into this world to accomplish something extraordinary, and it’s never too late to discover what that is. You may be in your 30s, 50s, or even 70s - no matter what season of life you are in, you can always ask God to reveal your purpose to you, and He will be faithful to do so.  
 

Believe in yourself 

We often believe that we are not enough. We were all born originals; however, most of us have become imitators, due to what we see around us. But we were created to stand out, not to blend in.
Social media can be a significant factor nowadays as to why people compare themselves. Many are envious of others simply because they think they have to measure up. Let me encourage you not to waste your energy on comparison. There are more than seven billion people on the planet, and no one has the same fingerprints. You are uniquely gifted and have much to accomplish on this earth.
 
If social media causes you to feel less than who you are, I strongly recommend that you take an extended break. Comparison is the thief of joy.
Remember - your identity is not what others think of you or what you may even think of yourself. Your identity is found in how God defines you, and He says you are a masterpiece!
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“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
Psalm 139: 14-16 

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