Yes, I know we’ve all done it. The “it” that conveniently rears it’s head when we meet someone new, go somewhere new, when we think we have to act to impress those around us. I’m referring to the façade that we are so quick to put on instead of being who we really are. Please don’t misunderstand me, who doesn’t want to put their best foot forward? Or be liked well? We all do, but we shouldn’t let that stop us from stepping into (and staying for that matter) who we are and who we created to be.
Embrace ALL of You
Chances are, there are a few things you truly don’t like about yourself. Whether it be your looks, your inability to speak in public, your type A,B,C or D personality, or what ever the case may be. The list could go on and on, but when would we stop being our worst critic and start being our biggest cheerleader? What about all the things that you do well? The things people come to you for help? These are the things that make up who you are, both the good and bad. Take all of it in!
You’re An Answer To Someone’s Prayer
It is an amazing thing to know that you, just as you are, with all your flaws, talents, desires, dreams are an answer to someone’s prayers. Yes, somebody would love to have you in their life, just as you are. Which brings me to the next point, don’t apologize for who you were created to be, nor pretend to be otherwise. The right people for your life and for the season you’re in will always find you. In a sea of million people, having you just the way you are, is worth it.
Change is a Process
As I mentioned earlier we all want to become the best versions of ourselves. While having said that, there is a balance between improvement and wanting to be someone else all together. No matter what I do, I will never be Halle Berry, nor a co-worker at my place of employment, nor anyone else. I will always be Kimberly/ Kelechi ____ 🙂 born in the Midwest to parents that come from places half way across the world from each other. And that is just the beauty of it all. We were all made unique, made for different purposes and callings. THAT, my friends, is something worth relishing over. So again, allow me to re-introduce myself…
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.”
Psalm 139:13-16 (MSG)
Living life on purpose,
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