Just be yourself
One thing that frighten me the most when I started blogging and doing social media was the way I came across to other people. I am already a shy person, so when I decided to start sharing a piece of myself a few years back I was scared.
I saw how people would respond to others on their social media platform. Some people were loving, and kind while others were judgmental and negative.
But the one thing that I learned from doing this for so long, was I needed to be myself. It was one thing for me to try to be what others wanted me to be, but I had to learn that I was not being trueful to myself.
See, when I make the choice to share my life, I was trying to be like others that I saw on the internet. And to be honest, I mimic some of the things that I saw others do thinking that I would get the same response that they were receiving from others. I quickly learned that that was not the approach that I needed to take.
Then I had to take a step back and wonder why am I not getting the same response as others?
Then it hit me!!!
I was sitting talking to my husband about how I was feeling, and it came to me. See I was not being true to who I am and why I began on this journey in the first place.
And then I had to look at it in all aspects of my life.
It’s funny…. I can always find a lesson in everything.
See, God made me, Amanda, the way I am for a reason. If I was like anybody else, I would probably be a boring person. But he made me uniquely.
Most people who know me knows that I have a twin sister. We look just alike, we even sound alike and we make the same faces when we are displeased with things. But I am not my sister, and she is not me. We are so different in so many ways.
I cannot try to be her because I am not her. Same thing goes for her. I am different from her, and she is different from me.
We what does that have to do with being myself? I am so glad that you asked.
Being yourself simply means that. You be you.
“And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 KJV
When you be yourself, you stand out above all the rest. You do not blend in with the crowd. Let people see you as yourself. They do not see you as the person that you might be trying to mimic. They what to see the true you.
And when you are true to others about who you are, they can see the bright, spirited person that you have become.
Then, and only then, can not only others see you for who you are, but you will be able to see yourself.