Be Fearlessly You

I was reading through some old blog posts and realized what I wanted to write about today is definitely a common theme in my writing. It’s a constant struggle of mine and yet the Lord continues to reveal Himself to me and remind me who He says I am. Three things have stood out to me this week and I simply want to share them.

1.     Romans 12: 6-8 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

This is a reminder for me to constantly ask God to reveal my gifts and then I must use them. I mustn’t ask for other gifts or be disappointed with the way He has gifted me, but know that His purpose for me has been thought out and well intended for me.

2.     Romans 9: 20-21 “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? ‘Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”

Who am I to question His creation? He is the absolute authority and He is sovereign in the calling of each believer for His glory. It is not for me to ask why He created me the way He did or want something other than His perfect creation. He has saved me and created me in His image, that is enough.

3.     A friend shared this on social media this week and I have looked back at it frequently for encouragement, “The most beautiful woman in the world is the one who is fearlessly herself, standing in who her Creator made her to be, and the one who runs relentlessly after God’s own heart.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than that. Let’s stop running after the affirmation of man. Instead, let’s start glorifying our Father by being who He created us to be.