Hey you - Be you! :O)
"I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth
very well! How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me,
O God! how great is the sum of them!"~Psalm 139:14&17
Hey friends! I hope you're doing super this week!
The truth of this post makes me grin and praise God for His heart!
Ever been somewhere and seen someone who's really trying to be someone else? Maybe it's a girl trying to be "just like the girl in the magazine", maybe it's a guy who's trying to "put on" the cool factor just to try and fit in with his friends or maybe it's the lady who's wanting to be everything a guy would want or maybe it's a married couple trying to be just like "so and so" who have it "all together"! Ya know, really I see it everywhere I go. People in the sad state of trying to be someone else. Sometimes my heart just longs to say to them, "Hey you -BE YOU! There's only one of amazing you to be - why try to be a duplicate?!" I can only imagine how God, the Master Creator of one-of-a-kind specialty creations feels as He sees and knows the emptiness of those He loves trying to attain something other than who He made them specifically to be! Honestly - I've been there and still go there - falling into traps of thinking I should do this or that to be accepted or liked more, but God is so faithful in reminding me - "Hey you - be YOU!". And there's just nothing like hearing Him say it - you can sense the deep love that motivates His heart and my heart soars everytime He reminds me! I'm so glad He's patient and never grows tired of doing so! I wanted to share a funny little saying that God gave me and for years continues to remind my heart of it! God's heart said to mine - "Love being God's Bri - not Bri's Bri or anyone else's Bri!" That pretty much covers the bases don't you think? lol! It's such an awesome eternal Kingdom reality check! Insert your name and know that it's meant for you too! Claim all that God made that makes you - you! And let's share it with others that are struggling too - let's share with them, their worth in Christ!!!!
I asked God for some verses about us being His one-of-a-kind design and He
gave me these! So deeply applicable - so deeply true!
"The works of the Lord are great,
studied by all of them that have
His work is honourable and glorious: and His righteousness
He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered:
the Lord is gracious and full of
compassion!" Psalm 111:2-4
You, my friend, are His great work and reflect His speciality in perfect designs! You are an honourable and glorious creation, created for His glory to be remembered in you! And in His, gracious compassion - He will always remind you, Hey you -be YOU!"
:O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) :O) (that saying deserves a whole bunch of smileys, because I picture God saying it with the biggest smile - just for YOU!)