This is me shouting out to all those who fear or doubt themselves in this world. GET COMFORTABLE WITH WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE!!! We have to begin to know and be confident in exactly who we are, who God says we are, who he created us to be and start really walking in our calling. We can't keep seeking the approval of man, especially since man really can't validate your worth and who you are.
It is a mindset change that has to happen. Renewing of our minds must take place daily. We must constantly be taking on the mind of Christ and remembering who he said we are.
God is our creator, he knows us better that we know ourselves. He knows who we are, what we like or don't like, what we desire, what we dislike, what we can accomplish and why. So why in the world don't we believe what he says when he tells us in his word who we are?!!! He said we are his beloved, unique, fearfully and wonderfully made, chosen, set apart, heirs to the kingdom, his friend, his bride, more than conqueror, victorious, the head and not the tail, the lender and not the borrower, rich, highly blessed and favored! WOW!!!! When will we realize we are the apple of his eye and he loved us so much he sent his son to die and save us! He redeemed us when we didn't deserve it. He chose us! He made us in his image! He yearns to know us deeply and have us desire to know more of him. It blows my mind when I actually stop and think about it. There is no reason for any one on this earth to feel like they are not worth anything because if he created you, there is a purpose for your life and you mean something to God.
So when we seek God about who we are or what we are called to do, or even exactly what we were created to do we must have a open and clean heart to receive a word from our creator.
When you feel pressure to fit in or get approval from others always remember God created only one YOU! So how can you ask someone else who is not you how to be the best you? It is really kinda silly when you think about it. Go to your creator! Ask God! You don't have anything to prove to anyone else. We should only seek to please God and give him glory with our gifts.
When we make our gifts and talents about us or someone else we rob God of what he wants to do through you! God wants willing vessels. This is also why we can not allow things like fear, doubt, low self-esteem, rejection, or anything else stop us from doing what God has called us to do.
Don't struggle to be like someone else, or what you think everyone wants you to be. Get comfortable with being YOU! Only you can be the best at it!