Stay true to who you are.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” Ephesians 2:10, NLT.

Years ago, while spending time with my daughter, I began to write down the areas of my life that God had given me to be a blessing in the earth. I listed: women’s ministry, music, art, books, and business. Then my daughter came and sat next to me, “Mommy, you forgot to add ‘Friends’”, she said. “God wants us to spend time with our friends.” Then she instructed me to write it at the very top. Tears began to well up in my eyes because I knew she was right. What she didn’t know was that I didn’t forget. I excluded it on purpose. The Lord was using her to minister to my heart because I was beginning to give up on one of the most meaningful areas of my life—friendship.

When things happen, it can cause us to change into what we hate. Don’t let negative situations change who you are. You will be miserable if you do. Stay true to who you are.

I had to make a decision to stop trying to change myself based on experiences, and be who God made me to be—a gifted encourager and a friend.

No matter what the enemy has tried to do in distorting your views based on your experiences, take a firm stand against him and be who God made you to be.

Prayer: Father God, thank you. You always know how to minister to me right where I am. You see into my heart and know the hidden desires there. Thank you for caring for me as much as you do. I love you. Forgive me for trying to change who I am. You created me, formed and fashioned me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made by you. I pray that you renew my mind and correct every distorted view I have on life. Help me stay true to who I am in you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

9 thoughts on “Stay true to who you are.”

  1. I know exactly how you feeling! And I can still feel it years and years later. The pain of loosing a friendship but all in all it is for our Good. And oh how I desire still to this day to restore that lost connection. Only if my friend could see the new me now and how I wish I could be there for HER right now… My God. My God. He knows!

  2. Wow!!! This was everything I had been praying about. I had to accept that it was me, I was the problem in my friendships. 4 years ago, I walked away from a dear friend because of a tainted view I had. 4 years later, she has recently forgiven me and we are taking steps to rebuild trust. When I got out of the way and worked on Me and let God do the rest, things definitely changed. I missed my friend and I feel lighter today because restoration is here. Just gotta keep Seeing in Thru.

    God is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dope!!!

  3. Amen and Amen again! Staying true to who God made me to be. I’m not going to let circumstances change who I am.

  4. Amen Father God continue to keep me in your word of true with the love of God for all in Jesus Amen ❤

  5. Yes! I do have to stay true to who I am and look forward staying focused. My whole life up to this day the enemy have lied to me about who I am and where I can make a difference in the earth. There is so much that I have been learning because I haven’t ever had a real girl, lady, or woman relationships to have a female friend. I have blood sisters with my mother, and they have been my friends. The female friend I tried to have, if I didn’t do as she wanted me to I wasn’t her friend. She would talk to me in private or at church and on the phone, but she wouldn’t speak to me in public or at school. If she spoke at school it was to be mean and make in fun of me with the other females because I didn’t do what they do or go to the places they went because of the foundation I was brought up on. And still now today I’m trying to be a friend to females, but it doesn’t work out because it’s still the same from school days. Whoever doesn’t care for you, they band together to be against you. So, I don’t have friends. My friends are my sister’s and mother still. Anyway, it’s a long story and God have been patient, long-suffering, gracious, with having so much mercy on me. My identity is hidden in Christ and I still treat females, sisters-in- Christ how I want them to treat me to show the love of God to stay true to who I am. I always knew I was His child, but I had to grow and still is growing into the knowledge of The Lord. He first Loved me!!!!😂😭😭❤️❤️❤️

    Sister Kesha, this is why I leave you comments and try to encourage and share with you how much it means to have you in my life. You are appreciated and I honor you as well. 💕💐💜💕💐💜

    1. Ronda, if you were here in Rhode Island, I would happily be your friend! Keep loving the Lord and he will give you more than you can ask or imagine!

  6. I am in need of many prayers! I have allowed circumstances to change who God created me to be. I have lost friendships that are irreplaceable. Father turn my life around and use what the enemy meant to destroyer with and it for your glory in Jesus name amen 🙏

  7. Thank you Sis. Kesha. I needed this devotional as life has changed and distorted a lot if areas within and around me. Sad but so. It had to see through it all. Blessings, Shalom and Agape 👀🙏🏽📖❤🙏🏽

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