Nobody could ever accuse actress Tallulah Bankhead of living a righteous life but she did know a thing or two about it. One of her more famous quotes is this one.
“Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.” (Tallulah Bankhead)
Do you find yourself emulating others? It will never work. That outfit you copy from a six-foot model looks quite different on your 5’ 4” frame. Your dark skin and hair do not suit a blond rinse.
You get the idea I think. We should be ourselves because an original is worth far more than a copy. Let’s begin to own up to who we are. We might as well be ourselves because everyone else is taken!
Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful and magical person you are. (Mandy Hale)
As Steve Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it. (Psalm 139:14, NLT)
So now let us be the best self we can be in Christ. No more copying someone who is not us, but simply being ourselves in the Lord.
Prayer- Lord, give us the courage to be who you expect us to be in you. Amen.