Journey: Week Five

Stop trying to be someone you’re not.

"One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you."

This theme strongly ties into week three’s “Stop Lying to Yourself”. Clearly if one stopped lying to themselves, they’d be able to stop trying to be someone they’re not.

To be perfectly honest—I did learn something during week three. Something I have needed to stop lying to myself about which in turn will enable me to stop trying to be someone I’m not. I’m scared to say it, because I know plenty of people will judge me for doing so, but: I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and I wholly believe in God. I hide that from a lot of people because I don’t want them to look down on me, think I’m weird, or lump me into the “annoying Christians” category. Well, now the cat is out of the bag!

The thing is, about two years ago I had a very wild roller coaster ride at a church. Since then I put religion on the back burner and was always scared to bring it back into my life. Well, now I have and I’m happy I did. This doesn’t change who I am though, and if you think it does, I’m sorry.

So, I guess this really isn’t trying to “stop being someone I’m not” but just simply “being proud about who I am”.


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