After a great visit with my 4 daughters there was one resounding theme that kept ringing out and true
“You do you.”
As we grow and mature we all very quickly realize that we can not control other people. The hard thing is not letting them try to control us.
Life is hard enough, getting to know ourselves & being comfortable in our own skin, let alone trying to deflect what others try to project onto us so we can reflect our loving Creator.
This devoted thought is from: day 2 of the @YouVersion Plan “Creation Festival – Creation Festival Playlist.”
As you read this consider letting God’s Holy Spirit guide and direct who you really are…
Artist “V Rose” Song: No Better U background
Ever take drama class in high school? No, I didn’t ask you if your high school feels like a never-ending class full of drama – I mean acting, and theater class. For some of you this may have been a long time ago, and others, that was literally today.
I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty fun getting to act, be goofy, and play the character of someone else for a short time. But the truth is, if you had to play that character on a daily basis, like… forever, it would probably get pretty tiring.
The sad thing is, that many of us, whether we realize it or not, find ourselves playing a part that isn’t really us. Trying to be someone we’re not.
Maybe we’re trying to act like we have it all together, when inside we’re breaking.
Maybe we’re trying to pretend like everything is awesome in your relationship (dating or marriage), and yet things couldn’t be worse.
It’s exhausting trying to wear a mask of perfection.
Note: being vulnerable and honest is okay.
I love where it says in the Psalms that we are “fearfully, and wonderfully made”.
Now maybe those words don’t exactly resonate when you hear them, so let me say it like this,
“you were carefully created, to be you!”.
In fact, when God made you, He sat back and said to himself, “wow, that’s some good work there!”.
Did you know God is actually proud of you? Even at your messiest, God still looks at you with joy, because God doesn’t create mistakes, and his work is never flawed.
Wherever you’re at today, and however you may feel about yourself, God created YOU to be YOU.
He doesn’t want you to be anyone else, but yourself.
He thinks you’re rad, He thinks you’re beautiful, and He believes that you have PURPOSE.
Rest in the fact today, that nobody can play the part of YOU better than YOU.
So, let’s stop trying to be someone else, and start playing the role that we were born to play, ourselves.
Scripture: O Lord , you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up, you are still with me!
Psalms 139:1-18 NLT
Go with God.
Song by V Rose, “No Better U”:
Note, this devoted thought is from: day 2 of the @YouVersion Plan “Creation Festival – Creation Festival Playlist.” Check it out here: