“Life is good when life is true to the thing that God has called me to.”
How many times do we find ourselves conforming to roles that don’t fit us? It does not matter what background, status or race we have all found ourselves having to portray a “role” or behave in a certain way to satisfy a particular social setting.
We may need to, in some instances, change the person we are in order to BECOME the person we are supposed to BE. I know I have growing up I was in honors classes which separated me from my own culture. I was ashamed to be considered “smart” so I would conform so people would not tease me. I wanted something more than I had seen growing up. My mother’s would always steer me back to being who I was supposed to be.
The question is are you being the person you were created to be. Is the role you are playing getting you closer to where you want to go. While you may be good at “playing a role” you will never be happy being someone else.
We play a role as spouses to please each other only to find out later that one of you does not like taking the yearly Ski trip… In fact you don’t even like to ski! You tolerate being in environments you are uncomfortable in… Hanging with groups that don’t value your core beliefs… Or maybe you work a job for years that is neither fulfilling or profitable, but you stay because it is all you know. Maybe you make great money but are afraid of the security you have built on “a job with benefits.”
If we rely on God to direct us, we will “live from within” that is, follow our hearts. If our hearts are full of God then our hearts will never steer us wrong. God teaches us to hear Him by confirming the thoughts He placed in us. You may get an idea to give someone $100 and not pay attention to the idea. A week later you hear about that person needing $100. That is confirmation.
Follow your heart. Never let anyone influence you to be who you are not. This is the beginning to you being who you are supposed to be. It is the beginning to fulfillment in life.