- Morne Lotter
The true you or the fake bake?
Who are you?
This is a question many people try to avoid to answer. Why? Because more people haven't been honest with themselves concerning their originality. See, we all need to be true to ourselves and be the person we ought to be.
Yes most of us have tried to be someone else. Haven't you? Maybe you always wanted to sing like the musicians in the Casting Crowns Band. For one, I always thought that will be great to sing like them.
Even some out there still try to sing like the legendary Evangelist, Jimmy Swaggart.
If doing so that would mean that I won't be the real deal. I will be a fake should I copy other people. God didn't make any fakes. He made you a master copy of Himself.
Be more you and less others. By doing so you'll develop your own talents and be a better you. That's what God want for you. Not me you know, but the Lord. He wants you to be His imitator. Ephesians 5:1 says: "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children". That sorts it that we are instructed to be imitators of God. Do things you love to do. Enjoy the company of your loved ones. Spend time with God in prayer and Bible focus. Re-position yourself right now and take your rightful place in your family, church and community. You won't regret it.
Jesus made an impact and people still talk about it 2000 years later. We will still talk about Him for all eternity. What He did was caring for the broken and unpopular in their communities. He didn't only attend to the popular like Nicodemus. Listen now. Don't loose me. Jesus more attended to the unpopular people than the ones admired by the community. Think about a few of these people: There was Levi the tax collector, Zacchaeus tax collector, the adulteress woman, the woman at the well, The dying thief and even Saul the one who prosecuted the followers of Jesus.
What kind of impact are you making right now? The print of your legacy will remain for years to come after you die. So how are you doing this? The you out there is what God needs. You need to be only you and not somebody else.
Impress people, but more than that leave impressions in their lives. To impress people is not only saying the nice things that they want to hear. I don't think the woman at the well wanted to hear that this stranger knows everything about her fornication with 5 men. Jesus impressed her and left impressions on her so much that she led so many people to Jesus Christ.
Lead and beat the rest.
Do not attempt to blend in, but stand out. Even if you know the difference wouldn't be 'significant' in your eyes it would mean a great deal to someone else. This is typical the trouble me and my family have in the USA. People do not understand our accent and my wife always have to remind me: 'Do not try to fit in, but stand out'.