Be Yourself Not Someone Else – February 18 Inspiration

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.

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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
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  4. Yes, of course I am contented what I am. BTW enjoyed reading your post.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Love this inspiration! Totally agree “We should feel free to love and accept ourselves,and one another, without feeling pressure to compare and compete.”
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  8. 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

  9. A wonderful message. I strive to teach this to my children. Be happy with who you are and be proud of yourself
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  10. 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!! 🙂
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  11. 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.

  12. 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.
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  13. Thanks a lot Klee. This motivated me a lot. Becoming unique is not easy. It is definitely an achievement.

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