I think we are most self conscious when we are acutely others conscious. . .
Don’t punish self for crimes committed by others.
Awkward stares, rudeness, insensitive comments, misunderstandings, heartbreaks. . .
Even though you have good reason to, don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Our world is incomplete partly because we have so many impersonators and not nearly enough originals.
We need you.
The real you.
Then it occurred to me, many of us have spent so much time and energy trying to be something we’re not, or running from who we don’t want to become or trying to maintain an image or trying not to come off as weird … that we really don’t know who we are. Some may try to shame you for this. I say, congratulations. They say when you know better, you do better and now that you know, you have approached the passageway to a beautiful place called self discovery. It can be a lonely city; the names on the mailboxes of most of its citizens are Incognito and Inconspicuous. Few people are willing to admit that as self assured and confident as they appear, it’s only a charade.
But it’s ok.
Journey through your own adventure of self discovery. Take God with you. You’ll be a wilderness child spending unnecessary time going in circles if you choose to go without Him. And as with everything I post here, this one is hitting home. You won’t be alone. We’ll be neighbors.