We live in a world full of false identities. Many people portraying to be someone they are not just to be liked and accepted. Come to think of it, most people are actors. Acting in such a way to please others on a daily basis. It is like living in a matrix within a matrix within a matrix. There are multiple levels to the phoniness. When did we all agree to just fake it, to all become actors? I digress.
After struggling with my own identity. Going back and forth with who I wanted to present to the world; who I wanted people to believe that I am. What makes one likable? I thought that perhaps I could incorporate some of those characteristics. I had a hard time doing that. The Most High and my Spirit just would not let me. It felt disingenuous.
One day during prayer, I remember The Most High God clearly speaking to my Spirit to not create an image but to just be. In other words, do not try to create a persona or a false image before others or try to be like someone else. Instead, I should just be. Simply be who I was created to be. I felt so much peace in my Spirit and as if a burden was lifted.
I made a promise to myself to be authentic with everything that I do. I can not fake it. I am finding that it really is not hard to just be yourself. It is freeing. It can be difficult if we hold onto the desire to please others.
I want to encourage you to just be, to simply be. Shed all false identities given to you from the enemy, the adversary or others and uncover your true identity given to you by God through Christ (HaMashiach). You will find great peace and joy in just being who you truly are meant to be, who The Most High God created you to be. Just Be.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1
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