Enjoy Being You, Not Someone Else – March 1 Inspiration

Enjoy being who you are, not trying to be someone else. We certainly live in a competitive world and it seems almost normal to try to be “better than” someone else or to mimic someone else you think you should be like. That’s a lot of work to try to be someone you’re not, instead of just being yourself.

 

 

Here is your inspiration for this first day of March…

 

“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.

God wants us to fit into His plan,

not to feel pressured trying to fit

into everyone else’s plans.

Different is okay; it is all right to be different.

We should be free to love and accept

ourselves and one another

without feeling pressure to compare or compete.

Secure people who know God loves them

and has a plan for them

are not threatened by the abilities of others.

They enjoy what other people can do

and they enjoy what they can do.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

This devotional goes back to being content with who we are, recognizing we’re works in progress, and knowing we need to cooperate with God to fulfill our potential. I don’t think it means settling for living a mediocre life, but rather exercising faith in God for His plan and who we are continuously becoming. To me, that’s easier and less stressful than trying to be like someone else or competing with others.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you content to be YOU?

Or do you struggle with your self-confidence and wish you were someone else?

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Hubby Dave and our Zoe pup, enjoying quality time.
Hubby Dave and our Zoe pup, enjoying quality time.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Yes, I am quite content to be me. I was fortunate to be brought up in a household that valued me (well, there was a degree of sexism, but that was a part of growing up in the 50’s and 60’s). My father treated my mother with great respect, and both parents valued my intelligence and talents. I was fortunate to have that foundation, and that has carried forward into my adult life.
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