Be Yourself - The One Year Mini for Leaders

Be Yourself

What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? Luke 9:25

God made you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb, and before time began, he had a plan for you. He designed your personality and gave you your talents. You were created with a specific purpose in God’s mind.

God created the self that you are.

I am happiest when I’m living the life God planned for me, using the personality and talents he gave me. In other words, I’m happiest when I am being myself.

Conversely, I am most miserable when I barter a portion of my God-given self for short-term earthly gain.

This question from Jesus—“What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?”—is quite often used in a spiritual context, but you can use it to evaluate career decisions as well.

Are you living the life God intended for you? Are you using the talents and personality he gave you? Are you being yourself?

Self-regard is not always a bad thing, especially if you’re protecting the self God gave you.

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