Just Be You

I have discovered something about myself… I am better with words than with wiring.  I am better at encouraging than correcting.  I learn better by listening or watching than by reading.  I do better living outside of town than I do surrounded by people in houses or apartments sitting right on top of each other.  I do better telling funny stories and tying them to truth from Scripture than I do attempting the old-school, campmeeting style of preaching from the 1950’s & 1960’s which I love to listen to. And that’s okay… because I was made in wonderful way. And I have chosen to just be me.

Maybe you are athletic.  Maybe you are artistic.  Maybe you are incredibly intelligent.  Maybe you are irresistibly interesting.  Just be you.
Whether you are an amazing stay-at-home wife and mom… or a spectacular salesperson, just be you.

Too often we want to look like someone else… or sound like someone else… or dress like someone else… or live like someone else.  But Scripture tells us in Psalm 139:14 that God made each of us in a wonderful way.  One translation expands the words to mean that we are “set apart.”  In other words, you’re terrific… just be you!

We were designed to be unique.  Some are distinctively debonair, while others are fabulously folksy.  Neither is wrong, both are right… for that person.  Just be you.

Today, determine to embrace that you are good at the things you are good at.  Your looks are perfect for you.  Your age is perfect for the time you were assigned to live in history.  The ways in which you are talented set you apart and make you phenomenal.

Just be you.

We’re all looking for… and needing… and hoping to find… someone like you.  Someone who knows who they are and embraces it. Someone who doesn’t care if they are better with words than with Worchestershire sauce.  Someone who is okay with the fact that they are better as an assistant than as a primary leader.

You have been set apart.  You have been made in a wonderful way.  You are unique… and special… in every way.

Just be you.


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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