Set Free to be Yourself!
So, Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law (Gal. 5:1, NLT).
I recently took a personality test in consultation with an expert on the subject. I had never heard about this test until a group of people at work began talking about it. After the result was shared with me, I immediately read its definition. At the beginning, I disagreed with it.
I began looking for a reason to dismiss my test result. Then someone said to me, “Wait a few days to process the information.” So, after a few days of reflection and observing myself, I realized I truly have some of those traits. My tendency is to look for the right answer; do things the right way; and fight for the underdog, the little guy—the “least of these.” That is the way that God created me. I refreshed my mind with the truth that God created me for a purpose. I was created with a motivation to be right, to strive higher and improve things, to impact the world and point everything and everyone to our perfect God.
You cannot be the best version of yourself or have peace in your life trying to be something other than what you have been created to be. It’s difficult not being yourself. You must keep up with an act, which can be energy-draining and relationship-damaging. It can feel like you are in a prison, and often the effort and energy are in vain. People can see through you and know when you’re just putting on an act. This creates a lack of intimacy and depth because you are never being the real “you.”
Don’t try to be anyone else. Avoid comparing yourself with other women. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” said Theodore Roosevelt. God created you in a unique way to glorify Him. You were created in His image. If you try to be someone else, you are simply pretending. Be content with the way God created you and thought of you before you were in your mother’s womb. Hallelujah!
We are all special, unique creations. God is the potter and we are the clay. You were made by the ALMIGHTY in a perfect, marvelous way to glorify His name—and it pleases Him when you do.
The Scriptures tell us that we are all uniquely created:
You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this (Psalm 139:13–14 GW).
God knew me before I was in my mother’s womb:
The Lord gave me this message: ‘I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations’ (Jer. 1:4–5 NLT).
There are so many parts that make up the whole of our identity. In order to be the person God created you to be, you must be true to yourself. Our perfect God—Creator of the Universe and the Giver of Life—decided to create YOU. He made no mistakes when he knit you together in your mother’s womb. He created you just the way you are and at this exact time—for a reason. So, be yourself!
Learn to love your kinks and quirks. Give yourself grace in the moments you don’t live up to who you were created to be. Learn to be the best version of yourself so you can honor and glorify God with your life. All of this can happen when we abide in His presence, in intimate relationship with our Creator.
None of us is in this world by accident. We were made with a purpose, to do the things that He prepared in advance for us to do! Celebrate how God created you—He wants to set you free to be yourself.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Eph. 2:10).