Free to Be Me
I began to include in my prayers for sanctification a complete personality transplant. Yes, put an angel at the edge of my tongue to guard my every word. And while you're at it, make me someone else, please. Someone more like Melanie, in Gone with the Wind. Or Mother Teresa. Someone really good. I believed this was not too much to ask. He is the God of miracles after all. God in His faithfulness is changing me. But I remain an extrovert. In fact, instead of making me into someone else, he is making me more me. And that is one of the beautiful things about him. That the more his we become, the more ourselves we become... ~Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge I know we've all been there. We hear that God has called us to a "gentle and quiet spirit" and we twist those words in our mind to mean "introverted, doormat." Suddenly we're caught in coveting others personality traits. I wish I was ____ like Suzanne or ___like Sally. 1 Corinthians: 12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
What we forget is that the church, the Kingdom of God would be a very boring place if we all became the same person. We're called to be like Jesus in character. But our personality, our heart, our mind is something that God created unique to each individual. No two think the same, act the same, or have the heart for the same things.
And guess what? That's the beauty of God's creation!
Creation would be boring if every wildflower, waterfall, tree, or landscape looked exactly the same. Variety is God's spice of life.
There is a reason why the word "Be" is in beautiful. The most inviting, beautiful women are those that are the most themselves. When we get closer to God not only do our charcters become more Christ like, but our personalities become more of what God created us to be. When we can get rid of the hurts, wounds, walls around us we can become the self that God created us to be.
What's on your heart? What's your passion? Like Maggie in Runaway Bride most woman don't really know who they are, who God created them to be. We've spent so much time striving to fit a certain mold that we've squashed our passions and heart to match others. It's such a tragedy because you see, there's a place in this world, a ministry in this place that only you were created to fill. God gave you something unique to do His will with. When we strive to be what we aren't we loose that.
God is the only one who knows the real us, the true us. No Euro trip, no meditation, no amount of soul searching can do what God can for you. Take time with Him. Let Him show you the real you.
*Want proof that God has made us unique. Check out this to see many women of the bible, no two alike who were used in God's master plan.