“No one is you and that is your power.” – Dave Growl
Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most difficult things we face as human beings, especially in a world that is driven by comparison. We want to be accepted, so we conform to the lifestyles of others. Someone else has something that makes them more “popular”, so we must obtain the same material junk or so-called success. It’s a vicious cycle that never satisfies the human spirit.
“We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like.” – Chuck Palahniuk
Boy, ain’t that the truth! Preach it Chuck (whoever you are…I’m sure he’s someone I should know.)
I’ve held many jobs in my life thus far, but none have been more bizarre and empty as working in luxury fashion. Whether during my time working for Armani or Nordstrom, it was far too often that I met broken souls hiding behind $2,000 Italian designer clothing that provided them a false identity. The addiction to finding identity behind a designer label is incredibly toxic.
It begs the question we should be asking in all of our hearts: who are we really and why don’t we like that person?
You are enough. Jesus died for you, not the imaginary version you project.
What if you learned that you were meant to make a unique difference in the lives of others by being YOU? Wouldn’t it be incredible to discover that you have the power to change your world in a way that no one else can? The truth is, you are gifted uniquely for such a time as this. Your world needs you, not a generic brand knock-off of someone else.
You have permission to be comfortable in your own skin.
In fact, the world needs you to be comfortable in your own skin. We need you.
It’s time to embrace your unique story, your distinct voice, and your place in this world.