What No One Else Can Do
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings
More than anything else your wife needs you to be you today.
More than anything else your husband needs you to be you today.
More than anyone else, your friends love you for you.
More than anyone else your kids want you to be you today.
Being you will not come natural. Being you will not come easy. Being you will not feel like the best choice. Being you is vulnerable. Being you is risky. Being you is exactly who you need to be.
There is this fear we all live with that who we are…what we bring to the table won’t be enough. We won’t be enough to bring us the right friends. We won’t be enough to satisfy our husband’s expectations. We won’t be enough to fulfill what we think our wife needs. We aren’t that good of a friend. We don’t have what it takes as a parent.
So rather than fight to be ourselves, we give into the lie that we’d be happier being someone else…because that is what everyone wants.
You are The Beloved.
You are The Redeemed.
You are The Set Apart
You are The Image of God.
Fight today. Fight to be you. Fight to be all that God created you to be. It’s not only what your wife needs…it’s what you need. You being you isn’t just what your husband needs, it’s what you need. Being nobody today but yourself will have to be a choice you make.
Nobody else can be you.