“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Be this. Do that. Wear this. Pick that. Conform. Conform Conform. Fit in. Grow up. Why can’t you be like your brother? You are nothing like your dad. Do this to look like a rockstar. Have this surgery to make you feel better. Demand after demand for us to change who we are. Do we not believe in the Bible? God knew us before we were even formed in the wombs of our mothers. He designed us just as we are. He loves us for who He created us to be, so why are we so determined to change what He set in motion? Why do we have this drive to change who we are?
Well, my theory on this issue is simple, Satan. Does it not make sense that he would want us to change so that we get off our path to our destiny? Satan will do everything in his power to change our course. He will feed us lie after lie about who we are until we fall into trap after trap. We go on diets and dye our hair to make ourselves feel better. We sometimes drink to fit into certain crowds even when its not really who we are. Sometimes we start smoking to look cool and it ends up staying with us for years. So many different aspects of life we fall into that really are not of God.
So my point in this all is easy, how do you keep Satan away from your life? Just be you. Just accept who you are in Christ and go with the flow of the river of life. Color you hair if you choose, but do it because it makes you happy, not to appease someone else. Laugh out loud in public even if Satan does not want you to be happy. Fall head over heels in love with your mate, no matter what it looks like to the world around you. There is no such thing as “too happy” when you are residing in Christ. I urge you now to shake off the things of this world and begin to discover the real you. The more you become yourself, the madder Satan will get, and that’s a good thing.
Be who you were designed to be by our Creator. Choose right now to become the child of God you have always dreamed of being. Be real. Be free. Today just choose to be who you are. Start you day by making this statement out loud (filling in your name in the blank): “Today I am choosing to be just ____________.” The more days I choose to be just Brenda, the smoother things seem to go. Try it, see what God can do where you are seeking after His desires for your life.