A few years back on my birthday, I was pulled aside by one of my good lifetime friends, Bonnie. It just so happened that she had had a dream about me the night before. Little did she know, the words she spoke to me would completely change my life forever. I remember the dream she told me very vividly, but most importantly, she said something at the end that I’ll never forget.
::God receives the most glory, when you are exactly who He made you to be::
This has stuck with me since that day. And every time I try and veer from “being me”, I stop. Every time I realize, “That’s not who I am…” when I’m doing something, I stop. Because I realize, the more I become who God has made me to be and less like who I want to be, or what’s acceptable, or what’s popular, the more worship, adoration and complete devotion I am offering to Jesus. Paul even said in Romans 12:2 NLT
::Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect::
I encourage you today, with whatever you’re facing… your uniqueness is not only wanted but needed. Your vulnerability. Your experiences. Your revelations. Your voice. Your failures. Your victories. Your story.
Just because there is another with a stronger personality than you, it does not mean you should stay silent! Be bold with your thoughts, be brave with your heart! Allow yourself to fail because the world expects you to be perfect. So many people believe that if you look perfect, then you will influence everyone. But that’s copying the world - a pagan mindset! But Paul said, “…let God transform you into a new person…” The person you’re meant to be!
Be encouraged. Let yourself be who God created you to be. Stop “copying” and start being.