Cognitive dissonance, noun: “Anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves strongly of one of his or her habits.”
This was my name, in more ways than I care to admit. I knew that I knew who I was, but so many voices pushed me to be someone else, and I yielded just enough to remove the discomfort. I knew that I knew what I stood for, but so many angry and pained looks suggested that I do a bit of mixing.
A bit of mixing the colors. Just a bit, mind you. Just a bit.
Until one day, in the presence of my Maker, I finally gave it up. No more choosing to be around. No more agreeing with little suggestions in order to not stir up the waters.
I simply stepped into who He created me to be:
Uniquely delightfully me.
With all of my extra ounces and layers of complexity.
With all of my ideas and quirkiness and difficult questions and DNA that I shaped with my thoughts.
With all of my controversial and challenging ideas that make people oh-so-queasy aroud me.
With my love for silence, and noise, and wine, and beauty and hikes, and boots and cheesecake.
It’s really that simple. And that wonderful.
God made perfectly me, completely different from anybody else, I would make a lousy someone else.
Uniquely delightfully you.
With all of your quirkiness, showing off God’s amazing creativity.
Perfectly you, displaying His sense of humor, His utter mercy, His beautiful taste.
Uniquely perfectly you, for the glory of your Maker.
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