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Be Yourself!

I remember a poster I saw a long time ago. It was a picture of an adorable red-headed little boy blowing a big, huge bubble, and the caption read, “Be Yourself– Who else is better qualified.” This isn’t the picture, but there’s something about the little boy in this picture I adore!

As I’ve grown in life and in my walk with Jesus, the truth in this saying has become more and more real and more and more important. It has taken me a very long time to accept the fact that I’m a quirky, weird, artsy-fartsy creative person. I don’t like living in a box and will fight anyone who tries to put me in one. I guess I’m just wired to be weird!

As I let God be my mirror and not the world, I see the beauty of His workmanship in my life. Every experience, every victory, every defeat, every piece of me and my quirky personality He intends to use for His good. He created me on purpose for a purpose, and He empowers me to fulfill the purpose that is uniquely mine.

Every time I question my worth, every time I feed my insecurity I’m in effect questioning God’s work, like maybe He made a big fat mistake.

God doesn’t make mistakes.

No one else on earth can do exactly what God created me to do. And no one else can do what God created you to do either! No one else in all the earth is qualified to be you!

Isn’t that cool!

The Good News for all of us and truth that we all need to cling to tightly is God loves what He created…You! You are made in His image and He delights in you. Tell your insecurity to take a hike. It has no place in your life when you remember who you are and whose you are!

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

You, my friend, are a masterpiece, uniquely created to live out God’s plan for your unique, messy life. I implore you, don’t try to squeeze into some man-made mold and be who everyone else thinks you should be. That will only lead you to frustration.

And please don’t play the comparison game, thinking everyone else has gifts that you don’t. You have YOUR gifts and you have YOUR plan. Celebrate it. Don’t get caught up in looking at other people’s lives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and thinking they have something so special and you don’t. Stop it! Comparing yourself to others will never get you one single step closer to your plan and your purpose.

I struggle myself with this comparison issue, just like you do, my friends, so I’m speaking this into my life as well as yours. Aren’t you tired of thinking you’re not good enough or gifted enough or anything enough. It’s simply not true.

Instead, won’t you join me in my quest to gaze into God’s holy mirror and see the beauty God sees in us. Let the love that is reflected back to us empower us and make us ready and willing to step into our purpose with confidence.

Remember above all else to be you…Who else is better qualified!

 

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Jill Miller is an accomplished musician who has been called the “Energizer Bunny” more times than she can remember. It’s probably because she has a zest for life that’s contagious and loves sharing how God has worked in her life. Through her music ministry, she shares her personal struggles honestly and never pretends to have all the answers or have it all together. She’s simply a friend telling her story, hoping it will touch your heart, encourage you in your struggles, and inspire you to keep moving forward and reaching for your full potential.

2017-11-30T00:49:49+00:00

8 Comments

  1. Pat Moore November 30, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Beautifully written
    What an encouragement for me
    Thank u so much

  2. Brianna November 30, 2017 at 3:49 am - Reply

    This is amazing. I can really relate with this. Thank you for writing and sharing.

  3. Aja November 30, 2017 at 3:55 am - Reply

    What a wonderful way to share your life in motion story. ‘Be you’ is befitting to all because it is relationship with God that is most important.

  4. Carol McSwain November 30, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

    I love this. God is so good. Years ago, the Lord showed me that it isn’t about “self-esteem” but about God esteem. When you realize who you are in Christ, really realize, have a Holy Spirit epiphany, world changing, eye-opening epiphany, your life is never the same. No more insecurities, no more! Only Christ can do that. My life has never been the same.

  5. Bevolyn Williams-Harold November 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Loved this post — and I so desperately needed to read it. All of my life I’ve been a round peg —
    — and have been rejected by — all the square pegs I’ve been forcing myself into. I’m ready for a paradigm shift in my life, and to be the blessed round peg God has called me to be. Amen!!!!

  6. Lori Stach December 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Well said!! It’s taken 6 decades for me to adopt this philosophy!! And what a relief it is!! No more pretense, no more fighting to be in charge, no more directing other’s lives for them….No More!!
    The freedom to just be Me, refreshing, would be an understatement! Me stepping down, and letting God be God, helped me to shed all the hyper-micro managing of other’s lives!! Such freedom, I never knew existed!!
    Psalm 46: to, Be still, and Know that I am God!!
    These 8 single syllable words offer incredible Freedom, if you want it.
    I’d encourage anyone to practice living this Psalm, until it becomes a habit!
    Blessings, Lori

  7. Christina December 4, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Thankyou for this. i needed to read this this morning 🙏🏾

  8. Dionna Burton December 12, 2017 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I am new to blogging and am grateful that God has given me the opportunity to grow. Thank you all, including the souls who commented for sharing your truths. Moreover, proving that we have more in common than what divides us! I hope the best for everyone that we receive encouragement, spiritual support and healing, and strength to live out your purpose through Jesus. I see glimpses of your lights and I love it! I am taken steps towards my purpose and I would love if lovely people could stop by to support my hearts desire. ❤️ Your sister in Christ

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