Do You Know Who You Are?

I didn’t for a long time. For years I tried to make everyone else happy. The trouble with that is that I wasn’t. Happy, I mean.

Others often picked where I would eat, how I would spend my time, and invest my energy. The more I read my Bible, the more I understood that God wanted me to be myself. Wow!

Now most people would call me unconventional at best and down right annoyingly different at worst. They didn’t change but I did.

I learned to set boundaries. If what you want isn’t good for me and my family, get over it!

Does that sound too fierce for a Christian to say? Biblically, it is correct. God has a plan for our lives and He expects us to be our true selves, not the selvesĀ  others want us to be.

If you aren’t sold on this, you should check out ‘Foolproofing Your Life’ by Jan Silvious. It’s a study of Proverbs. It deals with the fools in your life who try to use, manipulate, and order you around.(Check for it at Precept Ministries)

As Walt Disney said: The more you are like yourself, the more you will like yourself!

You go, guys and gals. Start on the road to being who you really are and watch what God will do with that honesty! Brenda J. Wood

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6 thoughts on “Do You Know Who You Are?

  1. Thanks Brenda! I too have felt like I’ve been swimming in a different channel than everyone else at time. I’m goingi to read the book that you suggest on Proverbs.

    Appreciate you!!

    Grace

  2. Right now i’m trying to be myself. I have been trying my best to please people cos i dont want them to have a wrong impression about me. A true friend always tells me to be myself. I am who i am and that cannot change,if people are not alright with the way i am,then they should just let me be. I have been trying my best and i will continue to be who i am and be who God wants me to be.

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