It is very easy to take the same road as everyone else so that you can fit in and become almost invisible. Then you do not have to stand out or stand up and be counted.
The only way that you can really be nobody but yourself is to know for certain that you are doing the right thing. You must be totally convinced of the truth that you stand for. Otherwise, it will be very easy for others to sway you and make you doubt; once that happens, it will not be long until you are an invisible part of the crowd again.
The more you see of God and His Character, the more you will know that you can trust Him with every part of your life. It is imperative that you learn to hear Him speak to you, and be obedient to what you hear. When you do that, you can know with confidence that His plan is for your good.
He will confirm what He has told you, so you can stand on it with the confidence of one who is standing sure-footed on solid rock. God never wants you to just be one-of-the-crowd. He has a great plan for your life, and He wants you to achieve it. Each of His Children has been given a unique spiritual gift, and it is truly amazing that God has chosen to use us to carry out His Most Holy work here on earth.
Pray, ask forgiveness of any sin, and seek God until He reveals His plan for your life. Then carry it forth with the utmost of confidence, knowing that the Living God of all creation is standing behind you to give you encouragement and comfort when you need it most.
When others try to persuade you to conform to their standards, you will then have a foundation to stand on so that you can continue to be obedient to God and do what you know is right. There will always be somebody to drag you down if you let them.
In the long run, you will be a much happier person if you stay true to your own self by being obedient to God and following His plan. No, you will never be able to please everybody, but at the end of the day you will be fulfilled knowing that you are walking in the Will of God; then you can sleep in peace because you have not compromised your beliefs.
Find out what God wants you to do, and do not stop until you accomplish it. Never stop fighting to be nobody but yourself.
Darlene Quiring is a love of our Lord Jesus Christ, she resides in Mt. Lake, Minn