If you’ve ever felt like your attempts to succeed in life did nothing more than make you frustrated, this post is for you. I can’t tell you how many times I felt like my insides were screaming because I was TRYING SO HARD and – NOTHING was happening. At least that was how it felt.
As a believer I would think “God why aren’t you blessing the works of my hands? Why are none of the things I’m doing working for me? What more can I do!?” Then, many times I would cry.
I’ve since come to believe that much of my frustration was brought on by my own inability to just be myself and move forward in ways that reflected who God created me to be. We will never get where we want to go, or live in peace if we are constantly trying to imitate others or accomplish our life purpose in the same way they have accomplished theirs.
If you read my last post Are You Being True To Yourself? you know that I have been reading in Samuel lately. I LOVE the lessons that the Lord teaches us through scripture, this weeks post point also comes from the book of 1 Samuel.
“Then Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword over his armor. Then he tried to go, but could not, for he was not used to it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these, for I am not used to them. And David took them off.” 1 Samuel 17: 38-39
If you’re feeling frustrated, you might want to ask yourself – who’s armor am I trying to wear? If David had worn Saul’s armor I believe the story would have ended much differently. God didn’t create David to go through life accomplishing things in armor. He equipped him with a stick and a stone.
We can all learn from others, it’s good and necessary, but we have to be sure to stay true to who God created us to be in the process. God made you unique on purpose. YOU were created to shine at being YOU!
Run forward into your next journey FREE from the extra weight, and constraint of feeling like you have to be like someone else to achieve your greatness. You don’t!
Be who you are and do what you want to do – any changes that need to be made will come through God’s grace as you grow in Him.
I would LOVE to know how this post impacted you. Leave a comment before you go and share your thoughts!
That’s my two cents for the day.
Keep It Real,
Being Loved By Him, With You,
BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a speaker, teacher, author and former pastor who is passionate about the Gospel of Grace. Her message is sincere, encouraging, simple and profound. Her words will set people free from condemnation and will help usher them into a deeper revelation and understanding of God’s great love.