Yes, I’m talking to you.
You do not have to be someone that you’re not. Quit killing yourself trying to look like others, talk like others, act like others.
God made you to be – well, you.
You with your particular talents.
You with your unique skill set.
You with your one and only personality.
You with all of your quirks.
God doesn’t want you to ignore who He’s made you to be just so you can appear to be like someone else. He doesn’t want you to throw away the talents and gifts He’s given you in order to fit the mold of the world.
God simply wants you to take what He’s given you and use it to point the world to Him.
And follow Him.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made.
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.