Monday Encouragement: Don’t sacrifice who you are

beach-917336_640  Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is well!

I happened upon an admonition this week that I wish everyone could take to heart:

“One thing is for sure: If you give too much power to the opinions of others, you will become their prisoner.  So never let someone’s opinion alter your reality.  Never sacrifice who you are, or who you aspire to be, just because someone else has a problem with it.” 

I love that!

I see people, all the time, sacrificing who they are for reasons that just aren’t good enough. And the worst such reason has to be JUST because someone else has a problem with it.

If you sacrifice who you are, we miss a treasure. Don’t go there! Don’t fail to make the contribution that only you can make.

It’s the only way God’s design for you will ever be complete!

And don’t give me that ‘But it’s different with ME… ” drivel!

It isn’t different.

You ARE unique, but I do not believe that you are SO unique as to be  the One Single Person in our multi-billion-person community with nothing whatever to contribute!

God knew exactly how you were going to mess it up, or fail to do it, or not be ____ enough,  or be far too____, long before you ever hit the stage.

So seriously, he’s got that covered.

He’s always had that covered.

Being you is STILL the right thing. Don’t sacrifice who you are.


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