For my fellow Americans: Happy Independence Day! 🙂
On the topic of freedom on this July 4th: You can be free and succeed at being YOU. Not someone else, but just you, yourself. It never really works to try to be someone else. It’s too much effort to put on a false front, and it puts us in a self-imposed prison. There’s much more freedom in being who God created us to be, in spite of faults and imperfections. Our true value is found in God and all He has done for us and given to us.
Here’s your inspiration for this Monday, July 4th…
“Are you tired of playing games,
and trying to be someone
other than who you are?
Wouldn’t you like the freedom
just to be acceptable as you are,
without pressure to be someone
you really don’t know how to be?
Would you like to learn
how to succeed at being yourself?
God wants you to accept yourself,
to like who you are, and to learn
to deal with your weaknesses.
Everyone has weaknesses,
but God doesn’t want you
to reject yourself because of them.
If you base your value on your weaknesses,
you will underestimate your value.
Your worth is not based on anything
you do, but on what God
has already done.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
This one is a good reminder to just be who we are destined to be and fulfill our own potential, being genuine instead of fake. I also like the emphasis on exercising freedom to be ourselves.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you have trouble to just accept yourself and enjoy being you?
Are you experiencing freedom and succeeding at being yourself?