Sunday, 20 November 2011

Naturally You

I know this title sounds like some beauty advert where the company of a beauty product is trying to get you to buy their stuff through manipulation. But believe me, this isn’t an advert. I’m not trying to sell you anything. This is a blog post encouraging you to be who you were made to be.
Each one of us was designed by an amazing Creator. Each one of us was made for a purpose. That purpose is to glorify God through our gifts and in the way we live. We have a role to play in God’s Story where He is the central character. God didn’t make you to be someone else. He uniquely made you to be you. Naturally you.
God made us the way we look and who we are for a reason. He gave us certain talents and abilities because they define who we are and give some diversity to this world. He gave them to us for a reason. He made you to be yourself, not to act like someone you’re not.
It’s amazing how God made us. Reading biology for school just reveals to me more and more of what an awesome God I serve. The fact that He made each tiny cell in a specific way each with a specific function, and that those cells are grouped into tissues, tissues into organs and organs into systems is astounding. It shows that God is intensely detailed and is a genius. And that’s a huge understatement. It also shows that you were no accident; you were knitted together by a mighty Creator who loves you and I more than we can ever know.
Sometimes, though, it’s difficult not to compare ourselves to others and wish we were different or looked differently. Sometimes we wish we could be more like, or actually be, someone else. But I have some good news: in God’s eyes, not one person is better or prettier than another.
You are the best person that you can be. Yes, we’re not perfect and we all have things to work on. Bu we still need to be our true selves, letting our personality and talents shine through us. Most importantly, however, we need to let Jesus shine through us, for we were ultimately made for God. To serve, love and glorify Him. This is a high and wonderful calling. But to follow that calling, we have to naturally be ourselves. We can’t blend into the tide where everyone is the same.
We need to be who we were made to be. If you just put someone else’s mask on, you’ll be robbing the world of a truly precious and beautiful thing: you. The natural and unique person that you are would be lost. Don’t rob yourself of who are but be who you were meant to be. Be naturally you.


  1. You are totally right, Jessie. You personality and talents shine through you! Beautiful and encouraging blog post, Jess! By the way, you wanted to know how me and Perrin got those backgrounds? Well, I'll give you the link! Here: : )
    Lots of love
    Tane ♥

  2. ♥ True ♥

    I love the way you write, Jess. Very well done :)

  3. I don't know what to say... Perrin and Tangerine-Tane pretty much summed everything up for me :) And I love the last line in your post by the way. "Be naturally you." It says so much in just three simple words.

    It's gonna be my new Facebook status :)

  4. Wow, Jessie! Your mom said you were a talented writer but I had no idea you were so good! This blog is so true and we really have to accept ourselves as we are, as we were created like this for a reason!


Would love to have some colourful rain drops from you.... ;)