First off, I want you to know that you are not alone, I wasn’t myself for so long… the details might look a little different than yours but I know what it feels like to wear a mask to please others. But you are made in the image of God, beautiful girl. You might have heard this a million times but I will do my best to tell you how beautiful this simple statement is.
So if it is true that we were made in God’s image then God has to have every characteristic of every person he has ever created. He is as extroverted as the most extroverted person that ever lived and as introverted as the most introverted. So wherever you fall (believe it or not I am an introvert) you are still in the image of God.
And you know what the best part of that is? God doesn’t make mistakes. That means that he took the time to choose exactly which traits you have and don’t have and exactly the amount of each trait to give you. You are made perfectly and you have everything you need to have. But he does this for a reason…you have a purpose. Your traits and characteristics are directly tied to your purpose. You were made for it! That is why it is so important to be yourself.
On a bigger scale, the body of Christ needs everyone to be themselves. If I compared myself to every other blogger on the internet or tried to be exactly like them then I could miss out on touching you (or anyone) with my story. Everyone is unique with a unique story. If I am looking to the side and comparing, then I can’t be moving forward. But if I let the other bloggers run their race and fulfill their purpose and I do the same we are sharing Jesus with double the people! This is the exciting part! You were not created to be the same as someone else. You have specific people you are called to reach through the calling that God has placed on your life. You are SO loved and beautiful and you are going to do amazing things with the amazing characteristics and traits God gave you!