When a new year comes, there are so many things we notice about ourselves, that we consider changing everything about us. We consider changing our physical selves as well as our outlook.
Sometimes in the process, we lose the purpose or reason why we thought we needed to change in the first place. Are we really that bad of a person that we need to change our whole self? Inside and out? Should our thoughts and actions meet someone else’s approval?
You were created by a Heavenly Father who made you fearfully and wonderfully. He chose you to be the way you are: His! We grow in and out of God throughout our lives trying to fit the standards of what other people think we should be or act. If we would just Stay True to Self, you know, the one God created us to be, then we wouldn’t need to fix whatever we think isn’t right with our lives.
Be honest with yourself. Who are you changing for? Is it just you or someone else? What are you trying to prove? Who are you trying to prove it to and why? If you feel you need to change, you need to ask God to help you and make sure it’s for you and Him. God can help you discern what you need to change and why.
Staying true to self is hard work! You have to believe in yourself and who God created you to be. You have to have high standards and stand by them. You have to ask God to guard your heart and body from people who want to change you into the standard of the world. You have to have morals, character and Don’t Settle!
You are too precious to God to think you are less than His Princess. He loves you just the way you are!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:14-16 NIV