Why NOT you?

We’ve been waiting for Tallen and she’s finally sent in her post. I cant wait for you to read it. And for those of you feeling like I’ve bombarded you with posts, what can I say? I’m home, I’m bored, there’s free internet and lots of inspiration so why not? I want you to close this post right now if you’re going to skim through and come back when you’re ready to sit and read. Tonye is full of wisdom whether it comes in a few words or a lengthy sermon. I have had to reblog some of her posts cos I just couldn’t NOT! Okay okay, let’s read already. Enjoy!!!

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Why don’t you want to be YOU?!

Interesting question, isn’t it? But it’s a question most people avoid answering? Many people, youths especially, have lost or, rather, neglected thier own unique identities and have taken up those of others because for one reason or the other they feel like there’s something utterly wrong with them and in order to ‘blend in’ and be ‘accepted’, they must talk a certain way or have the figure of a supermodel or look like a celebrity. So, in the quest to be accepted and to fit in, most of us loose our true selves and thus, we loose that God-given glory of being unique and different. We end up being someone else’s carbon copy; and the sad thing is that ‘a copy’ can NEVER be original; it’ll always be second best. The society and the world, at large has made templates for different areas of life that define success and determine what is acceptWhy don’t you want to be YOU?! Interesting question, isn’t it? But it’s a question most people avoid answering? Many people, youths especially, have lost or, rather, neglected thier own unique identities and have taken up those of others because for one reason or the other they feel like there’s something utterly wrong with them and in order to ‘blend in’ and be ‘accepted’, they must talk a certain way or have the figure of a supermodel or look like a celebrity. So, in the quest to be accepted and to fit in, most of us loose our true selves and thus, we loose that God-given glory of being unique and different. We end up being someone else’s carbon copy; and the sad thing is that ‘a copy’ can NEVER be original; it’ll always be second best. The society and the world, at large has made templates for different areas of life that define success and determine what is accepted and regarded as ‘cool’. According to them, any one who doesn’t fit into these templates are substandard. This is sad, you know why? Coz, they society in itself is myopic and imperfect; the standard always changes and to get to it requires that you always change. So, why would you bend over your back and go through sooo much stress and work just to fit into to a template that is never stable? I’ve got a better idea! There’s a template that never changes; one that was created by the greatest builder, fashion designer, beautician, and every other thing you can think of; one that isn’t impossible to fit into- that is the Word of God! The Word of God is described as a mirror- He shows you who you truly are. He? You ask? Yes, He! The Word of God is God Himself and if He is described as a mirror, it means that He defines who you truly are; not the media, the magazines, people, things, etc. GOD DOES! He created you! Meaning that, He knows you down to the last detail! Everything that’s in you and that makes you up was placed by Him. What you gotta do now is to discover who you are in the Word of God and be that person! Some people think this is an archaic solution but I beg to differ! Coz, you can try every other method there is and you’d still be dissatisfied! So my dears, the bottom line is that you are unique and that’s what makes you special. Don’t give up your God-given glory, just to fit into society! Rather, be who God has made you to be by seeing yourself just the way He sees you (through His Word)- HIS MASTERPIECE!!!! ed and regarded as ‘cool’. According to them, any one who doesn’t fit into these templates are substandard. This is sad, you know why? Coz, the society in itself is myopic and imperfect; the standard always changes and to get to it requires that you always change. So, why would you bend over your back and go through sooo much stress and work just to fit into to a template that is never stable? I’ve got a better idea! There’s a template that never changes; one that was created by the greatest builder, fashion designer, beautician, and every other thing you can think of; one that isn’t impossible to fit into- that is the Word of God! The Word of God is described as a mirror- He shows you who you truly are. He? You ask? Yes, He! The Word of God is God Himself and if He is described as a mirror, it means that He defines who you truly are; not the media, the magazines, people, things, etc. GOD DOES! He created you! Meaning that, He knows you down to the last detail! Everything that’s in you and that makes you up was placed by Him. What you gotta do now is to discover who you are in the Word of God and be that person! Some people think this is an archaic solution but I beg to differ! Coz, you can try every other method there is and you’d still be dissatisfied! So my dears, the bottom line is that you are unique and that’s what makes you special. Don’t give up your God-given glory, just to fit into society! Rather, be who God has made you to be by seeing yourself just the way He sees you (through His Word)- HIS MASTERPIECE!!!!

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By Tallen. Click on the link to go to her blog! Need I say she’s amazing?

For a generation that prides itself on being independent, its amazing how dependent we are on the media to tell us what’s ‘cool’ and what isn’t’

– Bondess007

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