Have you ever hidden yourself? I was in a relationship a while back, and I felt like the girl who I was just was not good enough for that Boy. So, I had a mask on myself. Sadly to this day I still do. I’m so scared that people will judge me for who I am or what I look like. I’m a shy girl, but let me tell you- once you get to meet me you won’t think I’m shy. I’m also totally sarcastic and stubborn.
When I put makeup I’m none of those traits. I walk it my head high and I literally even walk differently. It’s saddening because when I change my outward appearance, my whole attitude changes as well.
Are you doing the same thing? Because trust me, you’re not the only one. I struggle with my 'inner appearance' so I try to hide my weird and awkward personality under this other face of this girl who I’m totally not.
Don’t let a physical change change who you actually are. You should always be yourself relentless of what you wear, what you look like, or that 10/10 new bomb highlight that you put on that is GLOOOWING! Be yourself, you don’t need to hide anymore.
I feel like sometimes we even try to hide ourselves so we can please society. We want to make sure we look great and we act like everyone else. When was the last time anyone strived to be an outcast? I can tell you the answer is never. If we don't look or act the way certain people want us to, we get rejected and that usually causes us to rethink what we're doing with ourselves.
Hiding who you truly are isn't a good thing. God created us to be ourselves, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Some people think that my shyness & awkwardness is a bad thing, but it isn't. I love talking to people, and yes It's totally weird since I'm shy but I literally love to make friends & meet new people too. Just because some people think that our strengths are weaknesses, it may be the other way around.
You were created to be who you are. Whether you hide your physical appearance under makeup, or you mask your personality just to fit the way society wants you to be, show your true self. God did not create you to hide under a rock. He created you to be this huge beacon of light. You're not going to shine if you're just like someone else, the only thing you'll be doing is reflecting someone else's light. Why would you literally want to waste your time reflecting someone else's light instead of shining your huge beacon of light.
So what I want you to do today, is to challenge yourself. God created you to be a beacon of light, he wants you to shine above the starts. But are you just reflecting light instead of shining it? Be yourself today. You don't need to please everyone on this Earth, that's not what you were put here to do. You can be the light, if you choose not to hide it.
Luke 11:33-36 (MSG)
No one lights a lamp, then hide it in a drawer. It's put on a lamp stand so those entering the room have light to see where they're going. Your eye is a lamp, lighting your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don't get musty ad murky. Keep your life a well-lighted as your best-lighted room.
DON'T HIDE YOUR LIGHT! No matter how much you think it's not needed it literally is. When you put your true self on display, everyone will see how amazing you are. I love in the verse how it says that no one puts a lamp on and sticks it in the darkness. It had me thinking that God created us so we could be us. He didn't create us so we can hide ourselves and create a whole new persona. He created us so we can tell others about him. He created so we wouldn't have to hide who we are, because we're perfect. Don't hide who you are, no one lights a lamp, then sticks in a drawer.
Ephesians 5:8 (ESV) For at one time you were darkness, but you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.