The above sentiment is such a simple truth, yet it contains truly profound wisdom. You might have seen the quote before as I did many times. You might have thought it didn't apply to you....I have. But every now and then, I'll find myself striving, struggling, trying so hard to make something happen and getting frustrated, exhausted, and fed up with what I'm doing. These are times when I inevitably end up taking a step back and realize I'm trying to force something that isn't coming from who I really am.
You were created as an incredibly unique individual, and so was I. We were made with all sorts of beautiful imperfections that, combined with all the beautiful imperfections of everyone else, make up a really amazing community and world.
Of course we are inspired by each other and often we can benefit from taking that proverbial page from someone else's book. But at the end of the day, you've gotta be you and I've gotta be me. The world needs all that we have to offer. Let's not cheat the world on the amazing things it has coming to it.
And by the way, when I get a bit cloudy on who my true self really is, I always find that meditating on who God says I am gets me right back on track. It includes dearly loved , carefully and wonderfully made, chosen, and complete.
Happy Friday my friend! I hope you have a wonderful day and a relaxing weekend.