Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be Yourself

Wednesday's Word

Ran across this tweet yesterday:

RT : Never let a few people that don't get you, shape you, into their limited knowledge of what you can become. // YES!!

Matthew Barnett is the Pastor of the L.A. Dream Center and author of the New York Times Bestselling Book "The Cause Within You".

It got me thinking...


We can fall somewhere between
  • having no self identity. 
  • Shape shifting into those in our near vicinity (like a chameleon). 
  • Smiling & nodding only to later stew...

  • THEN OTHER TIMES we carefully remove all  jewelery, our glasses and purse and roll up the sleeves to allow the inner SHANIQUA's release like the KRAKEN. The poor souls had no idea this would be the last day they took a breath! (I tend to fall into this category =()
Hopefully we fall somewhere in the middle.

In any case, as I pondered this tweet I came to this conclustion.

How can we best witness the TRUTH in our lives if we don't even know the truth.
Seriously could write a book on this.

Not everyone has the proper judgment in determining when we are right, wrong or indifferent. There is truely only One!

It's next-to-impossible to be yourself when you're caught up in constantly wondering "Do they think I'm funny? Does she think I'm fat? Do they think I'm stupid? Am I good/clever/popular enough to be a part of 'whomever'?"
To be yourself, you've got to let go of these concerns and just let your behavior flow, with only your consideration of others as a filter — not their consideration of you.

Matthew followed up with another tweet on the subject:

RT If you are ruled by people's opinion then you refuse to let God have dominion.

Amen and Amen!

I wonder if this is what we look like to God as we labor to be someone we are not?

Oscar Wilde once said with his usual wit: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Robin - I love the photo at the bottom and the whole scenario or us trying to be what others perceive or we think, they want us to be.
    Great post
    God bless