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”
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.
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?