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Be Yourself Not Someone Else – February 18 Inspiration

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Be yourself. Not someone else. You may admire someone else, idolize someone else, or actually be envious enough of someone else that you try to be just like that person. The problem is, you can only truly be the individual person you were meant to be–not a carbon copy of someone else.  You are valuable for who you are, who God made you to be, and you are precious in His sight.

 

 

Here is today’s inspiration…

 

“God has created us to be different from one another,

and He has done it on purpose.

Each of us meets a need,

and we are all part of God’s overall plan.

When we try to be like others,

we lose ourselves,

and we grieve the Holy Spirit.

God wants us to fit into His plan,

not to feel pressured trying to fit

into everyone else’s plans.

We should feel free to love and accept ourselves,

and one another, without feeling pressure

to compare and compete.

Secure people who know God loves them

and has a plan for them

 are not threatened  by the abilities of others.

God gave us gifts and wants us to focus on our potential

instead of our limitations.

Our goal should be to find out

what we individually are supposed to be,

 and then succeed at being that.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

This is  such an important message for all of us to remember. While we can certainly learn from one another, and emulate admirable qualities and behaviors that will improve who we are, we shouldn’t try to be “fake” and put on a false front to try to be someone we’re not. We especially shouldn’t try to be someone other than ourselves because of someone else’s expectations.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you  content with who you are?

Have you ever tried to be someone else just to please another person?

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Our Pups, Desi and Zoe.
               Our Pups, Desi and Zoe.

23 Comments

  1. tara pittman

    I am content with me. It has taken many years to get to saying this.
    tara pittman recently posted..No-bake Healthy Protein Bites & Giveaway

    18 . Feb . 2016
  2. Mama to 5 BLessings

    That is wonderful advise. I definitely have to keep myself in check so that I try not to be someone I am not either to try to fit in.

    18 . Feb . 2016
  3. Claudette

    This has never been an issue for me – I have always been Me.
    Claudette recently posted..There’s Distance Between Us, Great!

    18 . Feb . 2016
  4. Mhaan Arambulo - Delos Santos

    Such an inspirational post. Thanks for sharing!

    18 . Feb . 2016
  5. Healing Tomato

    “Never apologize for who you are”. Brilliant! Thanks for the wonderful advice

    19 . Feb . 2016
  6. michelle

    i am content with who i am but as an actress i enjoy being someone i’m not for work. i don’t try to be someone i’m not in real life
    michelle recently posted..Gondola Ride in Venice

    19 . Feb . 2016
  7. Ana De- Jesus

    Agreed we should all be true to ourselves and not ashamed of what we are!
    Ana De- Jesus recently posted..Friday Lookbook: Time Warp

    19 . Feb . 2016
  8. heather meads

    I’m definitely content with who I am and I don’t know anyone else like me!!
    heather meads recently posted..there are plenty more fish in the sea for me

    19 . Feb . 2016
  9. Lexie Lane

    Yes, of course I am contented what I am. BTW enjoyed reading your post.

    19 . Feb . 2016
  10. Elizabeth O.

    I am perfectly okay with who I am. I do not want to live a lie just to please other people. This is a message that we all need to read, we have realize that we are good being who we are. And that’s where it all starts, the kindness, the love that we give and everything else.

    19 . Feb . 2016
  11. bodynsoil

    It takes time to learn to be yourself and not the cookie cutter person that everyone seems to like.
    bodynsoil recently posted..Clean and Customize Facebook with FB Purity

    19 . Feb . 2016
  12. Penny Struebig

    This is a wonderful reminder that we are all unique and should just be who we are. It’s taken me years to find out exactly who I am, but I’m very content with what I’ve found.

    19 . Feb . 2016
  13. Mardene Carr

    The minute you get that we are all unique then things will all fall into place.
    Mardene Carr recently posted..Unrealistic Expectations from Lazy Employees

    19 . Feb . 2016
  14. Eugenia

    Love this inspiration! Totally agree “We should feel free to love and accept ourselves,and one another, without feeling pressure to compare and compete.”
    Eugenia recently posted..Best way to communicate joy!

    19 . Feb . 2016
  15. Amy Jones

    Being ourselves is the only way to be happy no matter if people support you or not you always got to be true to yourself because life is to short to be someone you are not

    19 . Feb . 2016
  16. Dogvills

    Yes, I am content with who I am. I don’t want to be anyone else just because other people expect me to.
    Dogvills recently posted..How to Housebreak Your Puppy Without a Crate

    19 . Feb . 2016
  17. Eileen Kelly

    A wonderful message. I strive to teach this to my children. Be happy with who you are and be proud of yourself
    Eileen Kelly recently posted..Avocado Egg Toast

    19 . Feb . 2016
  18. Kitti Frd

    This is a really inspiring post! In the last few years I also realized this, before that…true I have tried to be someone.. thats why I wasnt really truly happy. Now I realized I am who I am and learned to appreciate it. And Ive never been happier!! 🙂
    Kitti Frd recently posted..Once upon a time…

    20 . Feb . 2016
  19. laura

    I think that accepting who you are is something that we all must go through and finally realize that we are who we are. I also believe that it is a good thing to not be content with you are. I always strive to be better, to be a better mom, a better writer, a better wedding planner, a better woman, etc. If I didn’t I would never learn from my mistakes or reach my goals, I would just be content.

    20 . Feb . 2016
  20. Tamason Gamble

    So many people want to be like someone else that individuality is often lost, especially in certain settings. For example, individualism is not seem as something looked positively upon when you are at school, which can actually impact you and your actions well past your school years. I think society plays a big part in this as well – people are always striving to be like those popular on TV, in magazines etc rather than trying to be the best they can be.
    Tamason Gamble recently posted..10 Reasons for Visiting the York Literature Festival (2016)

    22 . Feb . 2016
  21. Shaylee

    I’ve never been one to put on a front for anyone. If I don’t get along with someone while being myself then we just don’t click. I certainly won’t change for anyone 🙂
    Shaylee recently posted..#HashitOut: Your Complete Guide to Utilizing Twitter Hashtags

    22 . Feb . 2016
  22. Kiwi

    I am super content with who I am. I am learning every day how to be a better and clearer version of me.
    Kiwi recently posted..Event Recap | Macys Celebrates Black History Month ft. Jurnee Smolet-Bell

    25 . Feb . 2016
  23. Sam

    Thanks a lot Klee. This motivated me a lot. Becoming unique is not easy. It is definitely an achievement.

    09 . Apr . 2016

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