Have you ever found yourself trying to be a people pleaser? Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in somewhere because you weren’t like the other people? Have you ever felt pressured by someone to do things you would never do and could result in sin?
We’re all flawed humans and will make mistakes. We will stumble because of struggles with temptation. The Enemy will try anyway possible to get us not to glorify Christ with our actions. Which is why we must stay firm in God’s word.
In my Geometry class, my classmates always jokingly tease me about how I enjoy taking tests. They say that I’m weird because I enjoy school so much. Honestly, this does not bother me, but instead makes me laugh. They think that I’m the most unusual person they’ve ever “met” and I’m truly okay with that. Who I am is how God created me to be, and with knowing that, I’m comfortable in my own skin, despite what they may say. I enjoy being considered the “weird” girl in my class because the aspects of me that my classmates think is strange is what truly makes me unique.
The same goes when I was at my old Youth Group. Most of the girls there weren’t serious about having a genuine relationship with God and came just for the socializing. I had a different reason for attending every week, thus, no one talked with me (which, I was totally fine with because I didn’t want to be bothered with them), except for one girl who is now my best friend. Because I didn’t try to fit in with the other girls and was just myself, the Lord brought someone into my life who I could have an iron sharpens iron friendship with.
No matter what others may say, don’t change yourself for anybody. What people think of you truly doesn’t matter because we are not to live our lives to please others, but to please our Heavenly Father. Don’t be like this world so that people can like you because if they don’t like you the way you already are, then there’s not point in being their friend.
Do not be ashamed of how God created you to be because you were made in His image. Beautifully and wonderfully are you despite your flaws and the things that people point out. You are His no matter what!