You often hear this saying; “just be you!” In the world that we live in, it’s hard to “just be you.” Society has deemed how you should live life. If you don’t live the way society says, you’re labeled an “outcast.”
Truth be told, I from time to time struggle with this. Mine, comes from a different standpoint though. It comes from a spiritual standpoint. Sometimes, I wish I was different. Sometimes, I wish I lived a “normal” life is what I call it.
This normal life consists of just living life freely. This means maybe not being so involved in ministry, not have a business in ministry, being able to do regular things and feel no conviction about them, like going to the club, having a drink here or there.
My conviction level is high, that I cannot live just a “normal life.” I cannot do those things without feeling guilty of some sort. But, that’s the life that a lot of people live. Is there anything wrong with them, no! They just have a different path in life then I do.
I have to take into account that I gave God my “yes” a long time ago and this included changing my lifestyle and what I considered to be “normal.” My life just isn’t normal. I have to live my life set apart. I live my life for God.
I’m sure if I lived a “normal” life I would be married and have kids by now. My standards wouldn’t be so high when it comes to men and dating. But, I have to take into account, that my life is not my own anymore; I gave that up to God.
What I’ve learned in this whole process is that being “me” is being “this.” Being the girl who loves church, who loves to be in God’s presence, who loves to help people etc. What I think is “normal” to society, is not my “normal!”
I’ve learned that I can still be me, and live this life God has called me to live. Everyone doesn’t have the same walk as me and doesn’t have to live the life I live. But, your life is your life and it was created specifically by God to “be you!”
Be you, and who God says you are, not what society says you should be. If you want to wear mismatched clothes; do it. If you want to have funky hair color; do it. Whatever it is that you want to do that makes you who you are; just do it!
God created us to be who we are, in our own ways, in our own style.
I’ll close with this, do not feel guilty, or bad, for being who you are. You’re one of a kind. You were created to be you. Don’t let society tell you otherwise. Your normal is your normal and that’s okay. As long as you stay true to yourself, that’s all that matters.
Two things to never lose focus of: Jesus and who God created you to be! Remember to “just be you; ALWAYS!”