Do you struggle to be like someone else? Do you wish you could have the influence of someone else? Do you wish you had the affirmations others get? Are we imitating someone else?
I imagine we all do at one time or another. I know I do. As a pastor I find myself comparing who I am to the greats – Mike Bickle, Rick Joyner, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, etc. It’s hard when all we often hear is how awesome these other guys (or gals) are. The facts are that these people are having an influence in the earth. We all want to have an influence. None of us want to live a life that has not made a difference.
The answer to making a difference is not imitating others. We don’t need another Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle, Jack Welch, Bill Gates, Jack Nicklaus, Harrison Ford, John McCain, Joyce Meyer, or Rush Limbaugh. One is enough of all of these people.
The world needs you. Be yourself. It’s all right. You may not be famous, but the world still needs you. You need to be you.
Too much stress goes into comparison with others. We will never win that game. Don’t put on the uniform and don’t let others force you into a game you can’t win.
Get your affirmation from being who you were created to be. Get off of the treadmill of comparison. It’s one that will kill you because you never stop running.
We can admire others and the qualities in them, but apply those qualities in the way most comfortable to you.
Admire the handiwork of how the Holy Spirit moves in others but don’t imitate it. Ask the Holy Spirit to move in you the way that is you.
Who Are You? Really.
Do you like who you are? Why not? God does.
The Holy Spirit likes who you are. Ask Him to help you to be happy, content, and enjoy who you are. God has made something really amazing – you – let it out.
Don’t settle for imitations.
You don’t look good in other people’s skin.