Though I am and always have been a bit of a joker and somewhat lighthearted person, I struggled with the battle of trying to define who I was by other peoples thoughts of me.
I really believed that what and who I was could be shaped by how others perceived me. When you do this, it pretty much makes your life a bit a of an unstable mess.
Managing feelings of not being good enough, to the feeling of being a champion over and over.
Am I valuable because others say so?
Am I beautiful because others think so?
Am I special because of my surroundings.
One day something just clicked. I was sick of being ruled from the outside, fake thoughts and untrue ideas of myself and said “Devil you are a liar”
They are lies.
The truth is. God sees our worth, it’s worth his son living and dying for us.
God thought us through, before the start of creation. God made us unique and special, with the ability to develop the passions and gifts he has placed inside.
Being true to who God has created us to be is the ultimate way to live.
How can we live a purpose and successful life if we are trying to walk in shoes that do not fit.
Actions that I took to make change in how I could live this life true and real was this:
* Making sure I have God time, reading His word to see what He has to say to me.
* Unfollowing or choosing not to be around people who seem critical of others.
* Choosing how I speak about myself and others.
* What music am I listening to?
* What am I watching?
* Who am I listening to?
* What do I focus my thoughts and energy towards?
Being purposeful about how I live.
Awesome thing about breathing and living is that it’s a continual discovery, journey and decision to live in Gods best and be all he wants me to be and the closer we move towards His ways and who He is we can overcome any lies that we have believed in the past.
I know many people struggle with the same thing and I pray we all discover Gods value on us over and over again because he has made us all beautiful in His sight and we can walk His ways in the shoes best fitted for us.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
John 10:10 NIV