Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Be the You God created you to be

This Sunday at church the pastor said something that really made me think. He told us to stop trying to be the person we think we should be, or who others think we should be, start being the person God made us to be. We are called Christian, Christ follower, even Saint. We need to start living up to that person! I am not someone other than myself. We compare ourselves so often and more times than not, I get discouraged by who I am not, rather than focused on who God wants me to be and who He created me to be. Like Nay said (from Cover to Cover and everything in between)- we need to learn to love ourselves!

I sat at the salon today listening to Brit Nicole "Walk On Water" and it made me think about all the ways I have held back from being the person Christ made me to be. I am better than this and I need to stop doubting. I hold back in so many areas because I am afraid, I am afraid to fail or be laughed at. I am afraid to step on toes, most often I am afraid of being me. But being me is who God wants me to be!
As this song plays over and over in my headset, these words hit me...



Another wave of doubt..
What if I never make it?
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When you take that first step into the unknown , you know that He won't let you go!
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What are you waiting for? What are you afraid to lose? Your insecurities try to alter you

You know you were made for more!
So don't be afraid to move!
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on water too!
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Step out!
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So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose?
You know you were made for more!





and
 then, she {snapped}




6 comments:

  1. I can't get those words out of my head now! You're right, there's nothing to lose - let's go for it!!!! Thanks for dropping by Erika's Wordless Wednesday! x

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! oh.my.goodness, girl! Did you write this for me? I just read this (today), like right now...and my post this morning was full of self-doubt!
    How is it that He always brings me to you when I need inspiration and advice and love...so thankful for you!!!!
    He works in amazing ways...gotta love THAT FATHER of ours:)

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  3. Such a great post! Thank you so much for this today! I needed this.

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  4. Really great post Nat! Great truth that we need to hear again and again! Maybe you should create a new necklace inspired by the concepts in this post :)

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  5. Amen!! Loved this and couldn't agree more!

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