Here is another one: If a person has a fear of heights, claustrophobia, eating disorders, depression, etc. had NO one who didn’t have these fears or if they had experienced any of these fears and had overcome them? The best counselors, trainers, therapists, etc. are those who have dealt with the same fears and can help others. We are unique in ourselves and it other words “we are who we are by what we have survived”.
TODAY THE WORDS are LET ME BE ME. When I woke this morning, I had a thought going through my head which led me to this blog. Today, when you are out and about and even if you are home, pay attention to the people you see. While you are observing, it will come to you how different we are from each other. I am not talking about differences in races, ethnic groups, etc. I am talking how different we are in each body. I know, there can be family resemblance but this allows uniqueness. Two people might resemble someone but usually their personalities are different.
I feel we “tag” people too easily and this might be restraining to our persona.
LET ME BE ME is a good way for us to start declaring our uniqueness in life but also understanding “If we are different; we can be the same in caring about each other; loving each other; and having a belief it is okay for people to think, act, and believe differently from us.”
Here is a thought to show we are made to be different: If a person is scared of the water; they should not be forced to participate in water sports. However, if they are driving down the road and the car swerves off the road and into the water; how happy do you think they would be if someone, who loves to swim and knows how to rescue a person who is trapped in a vehicle, is the first to come on the scene?
Now for the deeper thought…….I like being me! Can I be better than I am? Of course, and every day I ask God for help in developing the good and taking or minimizing the bad. I LAUGH AT SOME OF THE SILLY HABITS I POSSESS. We can disagree with each other. I find changes come after a healthy discussion of different views. No one person has the answers and most of the time it is some good thoughts from me and some great thoughts from you. If we allow the freedom, we want to “BE ME” but “YOU CAN BE YOU“.we all can be US“
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
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