I've mentioned it before and many of you may be aware, that I've had self esteem issues in my life. Have I fully overcome them? I don't think I ever will. Every now and then, I find myself feeling less than what God says I am. I find myself ready to let life have its way with me, rather than pushing myself to have my way with life. This is simply a reality for me, and maybe for some of you. I know I am not alone.
Today, right now, as I think about this.......I say to myself, "Bryan, there is a reason! There is a reason that you have the heart you have! There is a reason for feeling what you feel and how you feel! There is a reason you believe the way you believe!" Then, I am encouraged to BE ME!! I think about what God is able to do for others and give to others via ME!!! God sees me as a great value! My family sees me as a great value! My kids love me beyond measure!
There are things that only I can do. There are things that only YOU can do!! YOU are great and YOU are awesome! There is a reason that YOU are the YOU you are!! We have to begin to see ourselves as the true treasures we are and see it OFTEN!! WE were designed and defined by God.......HIS way!! Neither the world nor society can tell you who you are!! To strive to be like someone else is to sell yourself short of the GREATNESS you are called to be!
This is a message we need our children to get, to grasp, and to understand.......ESPECIALLY our daughters!! One of the best things you could do for yourself, for your future, is to BE YOU!! We as parents have to deal with them as the individuals they are. Anytime we try to force them into a box or a pretty shaped cookie-cutter, we hinder them. We hinder their growth and understanding of their own worth and beauty. A ball of clay, provided by God, can not and will not fit into any stencil or template man can make. When we try to cram them in, bits and pieces are cut off and lost. Think about it this way. To do such to our children is like cutting a balloon in half and expecting it to still be blown up, into something big and well-rounded.
THERE IS A REASON WE ALL ARE WHO WE ARE!! FIND THE VALUE AND TREASURE OF YOU!! KNOW THAT THERE IS PURPOSE FOR YOU, YOUR EXISTENCE, YOUR LIFE!!
HAPPY TUESDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE YOU ALL EACH AND EVERY ONE!!! LUNCH BREAK OVER!! GOTTA GET BACK TO WORK!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams