I can tell you I am a super work in progress, that at almost 30 I am just finding out who I really am. Seriously, its taken me this long to stand up for what I believe, to be happy in my own skin and to accept that not everyone will like me. I know there is still more of who I am and I will only keep discovering it as I stay close to God. Life is about growth, its about owning who you are in every aspect of your life and knowing that God already loves you as you are and has a plan for you. Build that God confidence.
Hi I’m Yesenia and I am a Christian. How many times do we down play our faith? For fear that we might be perceived as close minded. For fear of being judged. Trust me, when your an open Christian, you basically say ” Judge everything I do and I say because I can’t be allowed grace.” Friends,I used to try to explain my faith all the time, that it was not a religion but a relationship. When In fact I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. I am a follower of Christ and instead of explaining to you what that means I will just have to show you with the way I love God, myself and others. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. “John 13:35
Along with standing up for what I believe, being happy in my own skin has been such a victory for me. I think this one is really important because at times we are trying to put on someone else’s. Do you see how gross that sounds? Putting on someone else’s skin, ewww. And that’s the way you and I should see it when trying to be someone other than ourselves. Just remember her beauty does not take away from yours, her achievements do not diminish yours. To compete and compare is to devalue who you are and your abilities. God only made one you.”I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14.
The last thing I want to leave you with is that I’ve learned that not everybody will like me or you and that’s okay. Not every body likes butter cream frosting and its delicious, right out of the container, just spoonful’s of it in my mouth. I had a co worker tell me once that I was annoying to him because I always came in to work with a smile. Then I had a boss not like me because she thought my life was easy. Others hate on me because I’m skinny. Do you see my point?. There is only one you should be worried about,God. And last I heard He gave his life for you and for me because of His great love. So, stop trying to make everybody like you. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!
So, if your trying to figure out who you are, look no further than your creator. Everyone thought David was just a shepherd but God saw a King. Everyone thought Joseph was just a little brother, but God saw a second in command for Egypt in time of famine. Everyone thought Esther was just another Hebrew girl but God saw a Queen. Moses thought he was just a step child but God saw the man He could use to set His people free! My goodness friend, you need to figure out who you are and uncover your potential. And so I say ,you are not who others say you are, you are who HE says you are!