Be Original, Be YOU

“You were born an original, don’t die a copy.” – John Mason

It’s so easy for us to get caught up comparing ourselves to someone else that we forget…

…how special we are.

I know how easy it is — to sway to others and the way they live — simply because we feel their story is more significant than our own.  Or because it “appears” that they’re more important to the world than we are.

A few years back God gave me a real revelation about how much He desires to see us be our true “original” selves.  He showed me that NO ONE else can do the things HE created me to do and NO ONE else can be the person He created me to be on this Earth.

I have my own set of gifts and talents that NO ONE else has…

…and SO DO YOU!

I know God created me the way that I am for a reason.

I know my story is just as significant as anyone else’s.

Now, because I. know. this — it’s easy to be myself.

No matter what happens, I refuse to ever change from the essence of who I am and who God created me to be. I refuse to be along for the ride or a side note in someone else’s story. Instead, He’s helping me write my own story.

Question:  How about you? What’s your story?  Are you embracing your “original”?  Share your comment by clicking here.


Today’s Post is shared by:  Angela McPherson.  Angela is married to Shane, the love of her life and she’s mom to her son Colby. She has three mini schnauzers Becca, Bella & Mia, which she refers to as her “fur babies”. She’s the Owner & Chief Creative Chick at Netchicks Marketing, a “Creative Business Boutique” making day-to-day details dazzle, where Netchicks GET THINGS DONE! She is also the Founder of Lovey Dovey Diva a Christian resource offering encouragement and support to other women and marriages.


  1. Janet says

    This is a wonderful reminder and yet I struggle with it at the same time. I want to be who God made me to be and yet I see a lot of molding within the church to conform.

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