There’s only one person in this world that bears your name, thumb print,mannerism and demeanor, and that is you. Someone else may resemble you but can’t behave like you. That is why you are unique, peculiar and an outstanding person on this earth. You need to understand this that you are an important being on this earth. God didn’t create you to behave like someone else. He didn’t create you to copy another person’s swag. He has already designed your personality before you were born.
Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV); Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
This scripture makes us to understand that God has already known our personality, character, weak spots, behaviour, even before we were born. You have your own identity. Don’t try to photocopy another person’s own. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and God’s seed dwells on the inside of you. Nothing happens to you without him knowing. Some people copy others due to fear of rejection. They behave, dress and do things that they don’t want to do due to low self esteem and fear of being seen as inferior.
You need to understand this fact that God has lined up the best friends for you in future. He has greater plans and better opportunities for you. However if someone leaves you because you don’t behave like he or she wants, then saddle up and keep going. Stop being so wimpy because you were Disregarded or underemphasized by people you like or care about. God has never looked down on you. He still believes that you are awesome and exciting in your own way. So quit living a fake life. Stop buying things you don’t want just because you want to feel among. Quit trying to fit in when are made to stand out.
Look for your Natural Habitat
A polar bear cannot survive in the tropical Region. It can only live and survive in the temperate region of the world. Any attempt to change it’s external conditions will cause it to die off. Do you know that some people like this polar bear are gradually dying on the inside. They are in a clique that they don’t really like. They have been trying to fit into a group of friends when they have been made to stand out. Some may know what they want but cannot go for it while others, due to ignorance and fear of rejection are being tossed around by people just to gain their favours and commendations.
Follow your inner voice
You may hear a voice inside you and if the voice starts to whisper to follow the farthest star, that voice inside is who you are.
You need to start living your own life. Start doing what you love and quit dwelling on other people’s opinion about you. I was taking a walk with my cousin and he told me that i should do things that keeps me happy because i have just one life to live. I kind of thought of it and it reflected right back to me. I checked out people who are Successful in our contemporary world today and i noticed that most of them do things that makes them happy. They followed their inner voice unwavering and doggedly even when they faced opposition, persecution and criticism when they started like Steve Jobs. Don’t be who you aren’t because you are afraid of rejection and criticism. Some of your friends will speak behind your back when you are making big decisions and chasing your dreams. They will talk behind your back because you are at their front. In other words you are moving forward and more successful than them.
Don’t change your Face
Joel Osteen usually tells funny jokes before he starts to minister every Sunday morning. One sunday morning, he shared a story of a lady who was involved in a ghastly motor accident that bruised her entire face. Doctors had to perform a plastic surgery on her and this changed her entire face and she looked more beautiful and attractive. She however loved her new look although it took her time to accept it at first. This woman later died and went to heaven. When she was at heaven’s gate, Angel Gabriel who was taking the roll call mentioned her name and when she came, he looked at her and said, “you don’t resemble the lady my master created, The Kathie our master created was dark haired but you are blonde and she has a round face and not oval, so go and look for your own identity”. “Next Person please!”. This is quite funny but a very serious matter. Some people will go to heaven and God will mistake them for another person because they have so much copied their character and personality that they can’t be distinguished or differentiated. Unlike Kathie, Be your own original copy and not another person’s photocopy. Be yourself. If your friends don’t like you then let them go after all you’ve always survived even before they came into your life, so what’s the difference now? You might feel lonely for a while but God will attract you to people who love you for who who are. Keep improving, keep doing your own best. The right people and the right friends are already in your future.