Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
There are so many different roles to play in this thing we call life, and some of those are left empty. Why? Sometimes because we feel like they aren’t high enough, it won’t get you a name, nobody will remember that, we aren’t important enough, or simply because we feel it’s unimportant.
I have been struggling in my life for the longest, trying to figure out what part I play. Where do I fit in in my family, who am I supposed to be in church, in my own daily life and the lives of my associates. I’ve sometimes felt like I can’t really be my true self or step outside what I felt was comfortable for me because people would judge me or think something negative about me.
One of my questions was, what is my role here on earth? Ever have that feeling that no matter how hard you work it will never be good enough. That’s how I’ve felt a majority of my life, simply because I’d spent a majority of it trying to please others. I would try to get the approval from family members and even others, just to hear that some of those family members took the good that I was doing and tried to use it against me. They would talk bad about me, or how I thought I was so much better than everyone else and much more, BELIEVE ME. Now, my parents have always been my biggest supporters and of course that felt great and made things a bit easier, but I still had a struggle.
So I received my answer one Sunday in church. I was going into church as normal and this young girl that ushers on youth Sunday asked could she talk to me outside. So I of course said yes. In this conversation my eyes were opened and I felt so much GOOD pressure. The young lady told me that my outer appearance is great, but that she truly loves who I am on the inside. She also said, that I inspire her to be the young lady that she knows God wants her to be. Informing me, that my efforts weren’t going unnoticed or taken in the wrong way, but that she took them as I can actually be the person that I appear to be. She also said that because of that she is so much more confident and wants to fulfill her role. She will never know how much she inspired me and made me want to do better.
My point here is take your life and who you are seriously. Because although it may not always be confirmed or stated out loud, someone is always watching. Someone is always seeking your example and wanting to take some of the same steps you did. Some people also just want to hear your voice. BE THE PERSON THAT GOD MADE YOU TO BE AND BE THAT IN CONFIDENCE!
I am who I am regardless of your thoughts or negative words. I am who God wants me to be, but most importantly I am who she needs me to be!