BE YOURSELF Wait!! Before then, who were you
Over time, I’ve been pondering on “Being Myself” and I realized a few things… Decided to share some of them today.
You see, a lot of times, we believe that we are a certain way. But are we really? I’ve come to believe that’s not an absolute truth. Granted, people have inclinations and character traits, which might have been formed over time as a result of upbringing, experiences, environment, etc. However, these traits are very modifiable.
We all were a certain way at some point.
I, for instance, used to avoid all forms of work and house chores, till I got to a point where there was no one else to do them but me.
An Aunty used to call me “Onye Obi Ojoo” because I used to find it so difficult to forgive and let go of the slightest of wrongs done to me. I actually derived pleasure in nursing them. What a waste of time. (that would have been more profitable if my grudge could harm my offenders).
Back in secondary school, I was a good enough person to be around, till I got angry… Which happened really often and at the slightest provocation.
Flash back to Primary School, I once stabbed a classmate’s hand just because she drew a line on my book. Got into Junior Secondary School and started picking fights with people way bigger than me, because “mighty Laura had gotten offended”. Shaa God was always faithful to me by sending people to separate the fights before I got murdered.
I’m sure everyone has their story. I still don’t have all my acts together but I believe that I’m getting better. And the transition began because I decided not to be that person anymore.
People change when they identify who they have decided to become. Hence, what we term pretense sometimes isn’t.
It’s wonderful to choose to be yourself. Just be sure that who you’re being, is the best you can be. Don’t become a certain way because of circumstances, experiences, much less people. No one deserves that much power over you.
2 Cor 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
So, I ask again, Who are you?