be who you are

Too often you see people trying to be something other than who they naturally are and as a result they are left feeling insecure and incomplete. I have spoken to many people who live this way for one reason or another but mostly because they feel that society wants them to behave in a certain way.

I believe that God has made us all different and so in life we should see all kinds of different personalities, this doesn’t mean that people can just do whatever they want when it comes to morality rather we need to follow Gods word and our own sense of what’s right and wrong.

Imagine the characters who wouldn’t exist if they never become who God intended them to be Walt Disney, the late Steve Irwin or the new guy on tv the Turtleman. (such a great show) not an extensive list but you get the idea.

One such personality is BEAR GRYLLS whose Autobiography Mud, Sweat and Tears outlines his unique sense of adventure which I’m reading at the moment. I read the following last night and think it encapsulates what I’m trying to say.

“In short, when I was wet, muddy and cold, I felt a million dollars, and when I was with the lads, with everyone desperately trying to be ‘cool’, I felt more awkward and unsure of myself. I could do mud but trying to be cool was never a success.” Bear Grylls

In my opinion the only way to become who you were made to be Is to learn to listen to the voice of the One who made you and act accordingly, it may not make you the most popular actually my experience has been you may be misunderstood at times but it is so worth it. So live for an audience of one and do all you can to please God I believe that you will find rest for your soul and live a much more fulfilling life.

One thought on “be who you are

  1. I spent a lot of wasted years growing up, wanting to fit in and be somebody else. It is so much easier to relax and be yourself.

    Living for an audience of one releases us from the pressures of ‘performance’ because God already knows us inside and out. We don’t have to do anything to impress Him. We are already in His ‘in’ crowd as His children.

    I love the John 10:10 translation that I read when I was younger that said “I have come that you might have a wild life” and while, I don’t think I want my life to be as wild as Bear Grylls, I love that Jesus has a ‘wild life’ in store for me that I can live to the full as I live with Him and for HIm.

    Thanks for your post today, Dan, it was a timely reminder to me that, when life circumstances are changing around me, who I am in Christ remains the same.

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