Be You

Know who you are. That’s a big thing in life. To know who you are. To know that you’re a child of God. To know that He loves you. To know that you are His, you are called, you are valued, you are of great worth.

To know that there is no one like you in the whole of creation. To know that you are uniquely gifted, called, worthy, and able to do amazing things that to no one else can do.

But, also know that you can’t do everything.

Listen to what happens in John 1:19-23:

And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

stjohnWe see John the Baptist. There is no one like him, ever. He does things that no one every could do. He has gifts that no one else has. He even baptizes Jesus.

So, he does a lot.

But, we see in this passage today something huge, that he realized, and that we need to realize. He could only be him. He couldn’t be anyone else.

When they asked him who he was, he didn’t say – I am the Christ. He wasn’t. He wasn’t the one. He was the one that was sent to make things ready for the one.

That’s who he was. That was his calling. That was his gift.

He wasn’t everything. But he was something. Something important.

So are you. You aren’t everything. You don’t have all gifts. But, what you do have is important. Is unique. Is needed. Is special.

You can’t be everything.

But you can be you. Be you today. Be the best you that you can be. Be the you that God created you to be today.

Be you. And in that, be faithful. Live boldly. Live unafraid. Live with passion. Live with hope. With peace. With joy.

Be you.

Don’t try to be anyone else. Be you. And let God move in that!

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