Originally Posted August 25 2016
I have come to find a good number of choices people make tend to be driven by two equally powerful yet seemingly contradicting desires…. The desire to serve a purpose the way they are, and the desire to be someone people accept.
It is from the desire to be someone people accept that people lie on resumes, hide their feelings, do as they’re told crushing their own dreams in the process
It is the desire to serve a purpose the way they are that makes people rebel against societal standards, get frustrated and angry at criticism, and ultimately ignore and turn down all advice.
Such desires seem to be so engrained in us that they happen at a subconscious level so that even those who believe that life serves no purpose and is all an accident seem to suffer from this worse than most.
So where does this come from? Perhaps because we do serve a purpose here on this earth though we naturally rebel against it…. Perhaps because we were ALL created beautiful and intricately by an amazing designer, though we all also have flaws we need to overcome which will make us stronger.
If you seek your sense of self worth from others, even those closest to you, you will be let down. For they do not know who you could be. The only template they have to judge you on is themselves and their own desires and fears…. And you are NOT them. Nor were you meant to be.
If you seek your sense of self worth from yourself… You will lead a cold and bitter life. You will come to believe everyone is against you. You will come to turn down any desire to grow and change. And you will one day learn that the person who hated you most all your life… Was yourself.
The only answer then is to seek your sense of self worth from one who knows who you are, and knows who you have the potential to be. One who can admire the beauty of you where you are, but loves and is too excited to see where you can go, to let you stay standing still. The only one who could know you that well is the one who created you….and by following Him you begin to decipher the helpful voices around you from the hurtful… Because His voice is always loudest!