Tonight I wish to share with you another excerpt from Joel Osteen's book titled "Your Best Life Now". Osteen postulates that many social, physical, and emotional problems stem from the fact that people don't like themselves. We are comfortable with the way we look, how we talk, or how we act. We can be happy with who God made us to be, and quit wishing we were something different. If God wanted us to look like everyone else, He would of made us look like them and the same can be said for our personalities. Don't compare ourselves to other people; learn to be happy with who God made us to be.
Osteen says further that God does not want a bunch of clones. He likes variety, and we should not let people pressure us or make us feel badly about ourselves because we don't fit there image of who we should be.
Be an original, not a copycat. Dare today to acccpt the person God made us to be and then go out and be the best you that you can be. We don't really need anyone else's approval to do what we God wants us to do. This does not give us permission to live foolishly for we never have permission to live a ungodly life. We do however have God's blessing to be confident, not letting out side pressure mold us into something or someone we are not. Be secure in who you are.
Further, dont think that we have to fit into somebody else's mold and, similarly, dont be upset when other people dont fit into our role. Live this day with the attitude, I am enjoying the person God made me to be.