I've been thinking a lot about this thought over the last week. So many conversations with others brings me to the conclusion that we spend a lot of time thinking about what others opinions of us are; we repeatedly do things in order to gain attention or acceptance from people, when in reality, their thoughts and opinions of you aren't worth the striving. 

“When you are living the best version of yourself, 
you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.”
 --Steve Maraboli

Have you been around someone who is true to themselves, unafraid to be who they've been created to be? They seem to be so confident, courageous and beautiful. There's something so pure and intriguing about their spirit, and it's inviting and inspiring to be around. These are the kinds of people who make you want to become a better person, a better version of you. 

For too long many of us have tried to become a second-rate version of someone else, comparing and worrying about how we look, what we do, and if others will approve of us, when in reality, we should live the life God has for us, and not wait for the accolades of society. Like the quote at the beginning of this post, we should live with greatness, go forward and do things now, being truly you, and soon others will begin to take notice because it is counter-culture. For it is in discovering and living as individuals who are happy with who they are, that we allow others to begin becoming the people they've been meant to be. 

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." 
Ephesians 2:10

Let's live greatness, walk in the life we've been designed for, and inspire others to do so as well. Accomplishing this is truly living. 


Mandy Campbell said...

What a beautiful reminder!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

This post could not have come at a more perfect time for me! There is so much happening in my life trying to pull me back into the world's version of me BUT this has inspired me to remember that the best version of me is my version so thank you :)

Maryl said...

Wow, this is so insightful and an excellent reminder for all of us to live out our best life! Thank you for the wisdom.

grace said...

Great post!
This was a great reminder for me and it was just what I needed today :)

Unknown said...

I love this... and needed this reminder. It's so true. It's such a relief too when we actually sit down and remember that our acceptance comes from God and is the only one that really matters. His opinion is the one that counts, and that is the one that we should be striving for. Love it. Have a lovely weekend friend!! I'll be praying for you in it!

Denise Lopatka said...

love this reminder! so true! needed to read this :) xoxo

Jennifer said...

What a great blog! I needed to hear these words today as I am starting a new adventure with my sister designing a website and blog. I feel this is where God is calling me to be right now.

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