Yesterday I posted a quote from my friend, Allen Arnold: “Who would you be if the world didn’t tell you who you are?”
I shared with you that I’d be someone who is less serious. I want to laugh more.
Yet, the world tells me that there’s no time for laughter. Stay focused. Be serious.
And if I can be honest with myself and with you, I’d like to be more of a lot of things—if the world couldn’t define who I am.
I’d be more comfortable with my own shyness, more at ease with what I have to say, and better at resting in God’s provision.
I’d be more comfortable with my own shyness, but the world tells me: Be bold or you will go unnoticed.
I’d be more at ease with what I have to say, but the world scrutinizes every word and interprets my meaning.
I’d be better at resting in God’s provision, but the world tells me that I’m only as good as my last sale.
So here are some truths for you and me to wrap our arms around:
You are not forgotten by God. He sees you. And you don’t have to put on a big show to get His attention. He’s in every detail of your life. “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Luke 12:7
You are free to be who God made you. Whether you have much to say or little— extrovert or introvert…be you and just love yourself! “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
You don’t have to press so hard. God wants you to do your best and then rest. He wants your presence above all else. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Let’s lean into who God has made us and not allow ANYONE to define who we are.
And just love yourself.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25