“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.”—Brittany Renée
If you allow yourself to become what others tell you to be, what others expect you to be, or what people believe you to be, you will deeply regret it. Today I want to give you an invitation and the permission to be you, the you God created before time began. This you is precious and important – to deny it is to do a great disservice not just to yourself, but to the universe. Beyond that, it disrespects you and your Creator. You were created on purpose for a purpose.
Do you have the courage to believe you have a purpose that could literally change this world? Having this courage is to go beyond what other people say you are and deciding to consult your Creator for who He designed you to be. You will become who and what you believe. And sometimes what we believe can have nothing to do with truth.
Examining our belief systems and core narratives will help us determine if we have believed a lie about identity or about our destiny. What do you believe? What is the story of your life that you tell yourself? Are you a victim, a coward, a liar, a good-for-nothing? Are you a survivor, a warrior, a storyteller, someone worthy and brave? Who you say you are is the truth you will act out of.
Not doing so will leave you deeply unsatisfied. You will stay preoccupied with what you could’ve been, should’ve done, or would’ve completed had you not cared so much about pleasing others. By not being yourself, you are denying the world of what you can do. Someone one is waiting on you to have the courage to be you.