Just Be Yourself

How many times have you ever made one of these statements:

  • “If I could only sing like her.”
  • “I wish I could draw like you.”
  • “Wow, I wish I could write like that!”
  • “You have way more Facebook friends than I do.”
  • “I could never stand up in front of an audience like that pastor.”

If you’ve ever said something like this, what you’re really saying is, “I want to be someone else.”

But God made you you. He didn’t make anyone else you. No one can be you but you.

When you get to heaven, God isn’t going to say:

  • “Why didn’t you learn to sing like her?”
  • “You should have taken art lessons.”
  • “Your blog wasn’t as popular as his.”
  • “You had fewer friends than anyone else.”
  • “Why didn’t you become a pastor/missionary/evangelist…”

All God is going to ask is this: “Were you the best you that you could be? Did you use the talents, personality, passions, gifting, and opportunities that I gave to you and to no one else?

On Wednesday nights in our Impact! youth service we’re exploring this topic in a series called Be You. That’s all God wants you to be. Come join us at 7pm on Wednesdays. In the meantime, listen to the Holy Spirit teaching you to be the best you you can be.

3 Responses to “Just Be Yourself”

  1. whatsnextgod Says:

    Interesting post. I am currently reading Francis Chan’s Forgotten God, and blogging all about it. I highly suggest the book. You should check out what I am writing @ http://whatsnextgod.com

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  2. Josh Schram Says:

    God can use all of us just AS LONG AS WE ARE WILLING to be used by him. In one of the best known bible stories David vs. Goliath God uses little David to defeat the monster Goliath. David didn’t put on a bunch of armor. He didn’t try to make himself look like a great warrior, and then go out and fight. No, He went out just as he was, and God used him just as he was.

    –schram–

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  3. Campfire Stories | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] wrap up our Be You series, my favorite guest shared. (Hint: she’s my first and only girlfriend.) We heard a great […]

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