Have you ever been ashamed to be yourself around your peers or even on social media? Do you try to change your appearance to look like someone you’re not? Do you keep up with the latest “trends” and listen to what the world tells you to do? Do you wish you could be someone else instead?
If any of that describes you, I want you to know that God has given each of us a different gift in order to make a difference in the world. For instance, you may have this incredible talent that no one else can do and you shouldn’t be afraid to share it with the world.
Embrace the gift God has given you and be proud of it! It is definitely ok to be different from everyone else in the world because Jesus did not make you be only a copy of someone else. He created you to be unique.
Let me tell you, there are probably people in your life who wish that they were you and watch your every move. You may be their role model, you never know who is watching.
However, there may be people who completely look down on you because of the gift God has given you and that they would rather have your gift instead. It doesn’t work that way. God has blessed you with a talent that no can ever fulfill, do you know why? When He created us, He was specific on which gift perfectly fits us.
The number one thing I see teenagers do today is attempting to be someone else instead of being who God created them to be. My heart hurts for those girls and even guys too because they could go through that as well. Sometimes girls have this urge to be around the popular crew in High School and want to gain their acceptance. They might be afraid that someone will make fun of the way they dress, and their looks. That is not ok.
If you are going through this where you want to be someone else like a celebrity or one of your friends, I want you to know that being only yourself is a beautiful thing. You will attract your true friends if you don’t change your appearance or little characteristics that make up you.
When you find the time, please listen to “Just Be You” by Anthem Lights feat. Sadie Robertson.
“You gotta believe you’re here for a reason. This world needs somebody like you cause anybody can be a copy and there will always be people talking. So face your face your fears and chase your dreams and dance like no one’s watching. No one can do it just like you.”
I want you to know that you do not have to change who you are as a person for someone else. God gave you your talent for a reason and I know you are incredible at whatever it may be. You shouldn’t be afraid to show your true self to the world. You are beautiful just the way you are.
Remember, to be who God created you to be. Be yourself.