you be you.

just floating through my brain recently, there has been an idea. it’s trying to emerge, but so many thoughts of self doubt, fear, and confusion have been stifling it. the idea is not new. in fact, many people live by it, and find freedom in it. a freedom that i need. the thought?…

you be you.

simple. unfortunately, also so profound.

i think i know who i am. i think i’m scared to live fully into myself. i think the reason im scared is related to what i perceive others to be. others are balanced. others are strong. others persevere. others are eloquent. others are polite. others capacities are higher. others survive; still others thrive.

when i look out at the others; outside of me, i begin to lose myself. maybe i should be others? maybe i should be able. maybe i should be…

nope. you be you. be honest. sincere. present. kind. loyal. generous. funny. clumsy. compassionate. relate-able. inclusive. live in your capacity. be you.

it’s better for you. it’s better for your daughter; your husband, everyone. you were created in His image. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. uniquely. you have gifts to be used for His glory. you are His workmanship (eph. 2:10). quit the comparing. the coveting. the fear. be you.  “walk in wisdom” (colossians 4:5), “walk in love” (ephesians 5:2), “walk in Him. rooted and built up in Him” (colossians 2:6,7).

this has been a letter to myself. written so that it can also be a letter to you, the reader, if you need it.

i’ll end with my prayer from psalm 25: 20-21 “keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for i put my trust in You. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for i wait for You”. Amen.


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