To Be Me, or Not To Be Me?

To Be Me, or Not To Be Me?

by Karen Klein

“The Lord looks from heaven; … on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions
their hearts individually; He considers all their works.”
Psalm 33:13-15  (NKJV)

The talkative kids seemed to be the popular kids in seventh grade.  They had all the fun, of course. I believed they were the happiest.  Typically, I was very quiet and others said I was extremely shy.  I didn’t like being on the outside looking in.  A piece of the action would be nice once in a while.

I decided that I was going to be a talker.  Approaching one of my friends, I began a conversation and shared whatever came to my mind.  My confidence rose, but soon crashed. She looked at me and said, “You talk too much.”

Unsure of myself, I continued to try to be like others.  I began to copy mannerisms I observed in people I admired.  While sitting, I began to cross my legs at the knees and ankles.  I thought it was an attractive way to sit.  Another observation led to rolling my eyes from one side to the other to communicate, “I couldn’t care less.”

However, I need not have bothered. God reveals we are each different because He made us that way.  He does not want us to be exactly like each other, so He created us as unique individuals.  The Bible says God loves us, and if our desires are good for us, He wants us to have them.  He has a purpose for you, too.  Relax, and be you, the unique individual that God created for a definite purpose.

For further reading, check out Psalms 20:4 and 139.

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