Do you find yourself pretending to be someone you are not?
If you answered yes, Lee Wolfe Blum says you’re in good company. She is no stranger to pretending to be someone she isn’t. Lee shares why she thinks we have this tendency to fake our way through life.
“We often think that we’re supposed to be different than we are, myself included. Speaking for myself, I spent most of my life believing that I shouldn’t be the person that I am. If you knew me, if you knew my mess, if you knew the thoughts I have, if you knew all of that, how would you like me?”
In reaction to this fear we often spend a significant amount of energy trying to cover up who we really are. We tell ourselves we have to be someone different, but that is not how God sees us. He sees us as His creation and beloved children.
“What I feel like God is saying is totally opposite. He says ‘I adore you just the way you are. If you could just step out and be the person I made you to be, then you can glorify me.’”
We start to believe the lie that we have to change ourselves instead of using what God has already given us for His glory.
“We do that with our bodies. We aren’t comfortable with the bodies God gave us and we try to fix them and make them different. Try saying, ‘This is the body I’ve been given. How can I use it to celebrate God?’ The more I can be me, knowing what I’m good at and what I’m not, the more it frees me up to celebrate what others are good at as well.”
God created you with purpose and intention. He loves you as His child. While we are called to grow in righteousness and relationship with Him, we are not called to fit a mold that He has not set before us.
Lee Wolfe Blum is an energetic and passionate speaker who loves to help women find hope in healing from perfectionism and addictions. She works as a Mental Health Practitioner in the field of Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency.
Key Scripture: Psalm 27:14
Featured Songs: Show ‘Em What You’re Worth – Mandisa; Not Today – Hillsong United; Unfinished – MandisaBrave is the new beautiful