A while ago–almost a year ago–my pastor preached about being authentic. He emphasized being your true, authentic self and understanding and accepting the idea that what’s for you is truly for you.
“Your authenticity is your superpower,” he shouted.
It was in that moment when everything clicked.
There is absolutely no reason to be envious of someone else; no reason to want the things they have when God has something special specifically for you.
Your authenticity is your superpower.
If you’re not being true to yourself, how can anyone else be true to you? How can you reach the finish line God has placed you on the path of if you’re too busy wandering down someone else’s?
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We have all been placed on this earth for a specific cause–different from your friends, your parents, your colleagues and siblings. Let’s spend less time questioning our journey’s and more time embracing our bumps in the road–myself included.
Say it with me:
In 2019, I am embracing and showcasing exactly who I am–unapologetically. I have nothing to lose by being the individual God has crafted me to be. Or, by fulfilling the purpose He has called me to fulfill. I will embrace my journey; I will embrace my timing and most importantly, I will embrace my authenticity.
What makes you authentic? Have you discovered your purpose? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
*says it with you*
In 2019, I am embracing and showcasing exactly who I am–unapologetically. I have nothing to lose by being the individual God has crafted me to be, or by fulfilling the purpose he has given me to fulfill. I will embrace my journey, I will embrace my timing and most importantly, I will embrace my authenticity.
i have found my purpose, it has always been to help others, and i have always tried to remain true to myself with that knowledge. i was five years old when i found my purpose, as i was (true life) helping to save the marriage of two people who were ready to walk away, because they didn’t understand each other… a five year old me, talking some real like adult things with people who didn’t even understand how i was so wise.
i grew up very quickly. i often feel like i was never a child. i always knew my purpose, and i spent most of my life helping others, by remaining nonjudgmental, and looking at everyone’s situations with an open mind.. it’s been the one thing i know people appreciate about my existence.
i have remained the same, and embraced my calling, even when it switched from relationships counseling, to mentoring troubled youth, to childhood trauma advocacy, to mental health counseling, to self love guidance, to all around life coaching, and now health and wellness, which kind of includes all of the above..
i needed to read this today.. to think about things, as i have been feeling a little down. thank you.
Wow. Thank you for sharing that, Ashleigh. I pray you continue to walk in and fulfill your purpose and that it brings you much joy when you’re feeling down. ❤️