While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
Start believing today that you are a
rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious individual. To help you learn how to
be successful at being yourself, I want to give you some easy-to-follow
good things about yourself.
Declare what God’s Word says about you.
For example, say to yourself, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I am
made acceptable in the Beloved. God formed me with His own hand, He loves me,
and God doesn’t make mistakes.”
Avoid comparing yourself with others.
God must love variety, or all of us
wouldn’t look so different. He has created each of us differently right down to
our fingertips. We can look to certain people as good examples to follow, but
even then, good traits if duplicated will manifest differently through our
Focus on your potential instead of your
Refuse to concentrate on your weaknesses
except in an effort to turn them into strengths. Keep your flaws in
perspective. People with a high level of confidence have just as many
weaknesses as those without confidence, but they focus on their strengths
instead of their weaknesses.
Learn to cope with criticism.
If you dare to be different, you’ll have
to expect some criticism. Going along with the crowd when you know in your
heart that God is leading you in a different direction is one of the reasons individuals
don’t succeed at being themselves. You won’t be comfortable in your own skin if
you go against your own convictions.
You are a person who is perfected and
complete in Him. When you start to believe that, you will no longer feel that
you are lacking anything or that there is anything wrong with you.
Remember this: God will never anoint you
to be anyone other than yourself. Let now be your time to go forward and be set
free from the torments of comparing yourself with others and trying to be
someone you’re not. God is proud of who He made you to be!