You are so not good at being someone else! Like, you are BAD at it.
Really though. And do you know why you aren’t good at it? Because the God of the universe, YOUR creator, the one who placed each freckle and determined the color of your eyes, made you to be you.
The calling you have, only you can do. In your specific way, with your unique thumbprint, viewing the world through your lens. No one sees the world as you do– isn’t that exhilarating to know?!?
Yes, of course we have those that walk in agreement with us and the friends that are closer than sisters/brothers to us, but I mean how you REALLY see the world! Considering your background, your experiences, your past, your mistakes, your everything– no one gets the same front row seat to that picture as you do.
And so…what do you do? You stop scrolling through Instagram coveting the fashion blogger that has better shoes than you. You stop secretly wishing you had someone else’s body or their job or their family or their gifts.
Guess what? THEY are not good at being YOU! In fact, they could never be you as good as you can be you. That’s the beauty of it.
So, let’s embrace us. You embrace you and I’ll embrace me and then we will embrace one another as we are.
Let’s adhere to the standards of grace that the Savior set for us, while accepting the cover of His perfect love that always supersedes our weakness.
Like yourself. Like, really, like yourself. If you be a friend to you, you can be a better version of you for Him.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” -Psalm 139:14