You are YOU. God made you, YOU. And YOU are exactly who he wants you to be. Don’t be somebody’s clone. That person you’re trying to be may very well be trying to be you! ~ Lucy Swindoll
This is tricky – well at least for me. Being the 8th in a brood of 9 children, I feel that I am a secret recipe. 😉 I am a mixture of tiny tidbits of my other family members’ personalities. It’s a good thing, in my opinion. Growing up, I have learned to stay away from their “not so good” ways and to embrace the good ones. I love watching and learning from them.
9 years ago, when I migrated with my husband here in the US, I found myself having to make my own decisions (well, me and my husband’s actually). I found myself having to make choices that’s only based on what we thought was going to be good for us. This country has so many possibilities that we were never faced with. So much so that it took us years to really settle in.
In that whole process, I found myself. I have found who I really am. I realized that before I came here, my life was encapsulated within the lives of my family. I realized that my decisions were based on whether it is acceptable to my family and whether it is something that they would also choose.
Now I know who I am.
I know that I was made to be unique and not somebody’s clone.
I know that I can be who I want to be by the grace of God.
Who are you?