TRUE TO YOURSELF
Read Romans 12: 1-8
Do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your minds.
I have spent countless hours wondering if I should act,
talk, or fix my hair like certain individuals. I see that they are
popular, and I think that if I do what they do I will be popular.
However, I shortchange
myself by not being true
to the person God created
me to be.
My mom hangs
inspiring quotes on our
wall where we can all see
them. The quotes encourage us to be ourselves and be happy
about who we have become or are becoming. I realize now
that unless I include God in my life, things are not going to
work out very well for me. I have begun to realize that I do not
need to copy someone’s hairstyle, clothes, or lifestyle. I need
to accept who I am, love who I am, and be proud of who I am.
This is who God wants me to be.
With so many outside influences, it’s easy to forget who
we are. We can pretend to be someone we are not instead of
following the path God made for us. When that happens, we
need to call on God to help us be true to who God created us
Prayer: Dear God, help us to discover a focus for our lives so
that we may serve you more faithfully. Amen.
Amanda Brechko (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: THOSE STRUGGLING WITH PEER PRESSURE
Thought for the Day
I will strive to be true to the
person God created me to be.