Society will have you really confused if you let it.

If you’re always smiling, then you’re too nice.

But let the day come when you’re not smiling, and then there must be something wrong with you. You
must have a chip on your shoulder.

If you cut your hair, you must be going crazy!

If you wear extensions then you must not be comfortable with your own hair.

If you speak up for yourself, then you’re too strong, too outspoken.
If you say nothing then you’re too passive. If you express something about yourself that you don’t like then you have low self-esteem.
But if you like yourself then you’re conceited.

If your praise to God is loud then you’re doing too much.
If your praise is quiet, then you’re not praising hard enough.

If you start a business, you’re risking too much.
If you work a 9-5, you’re a slave and have no dreams. Nobody stops to think that you may really enjoy
your job.

You’re either too much of something for somebody or not enough for someone else.
How do you handle it?

How do you keep from going crazy from everyone trying to fix you, telling you
what you should and shouldn’t be, do or have? Stop feeding into it!!! Know that you are enough for God. He can handle everything about us. Be
happy! Be yourself. If you’re eccentric, then be it! An introvert, be it! An extrovert, be it! God knew all
about your personality before you were born. I’m not saying be the things that cause you or others
harm and are displeasing to God. You like to dance, but have two left feet? Dance anyway! Do the best
you can! Those who laugh are just holding up the wall, scared to live their life. You like being a home-
body and a bookworm? Enjoy it!

We are accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6) If we will just be, we’ll soon come into contact with
those who accept and celebrate who we are. Until we have those amazing connections, let’s celebrate
who God made us to be. Let’s give Him the praise and thanks for how He knitted us together in our
mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13); for how He summoned us by name and we are His (Isaiah 43:1) No
more looking to the left or the right to see who’s watching; searching for approval from others who will
snatch it all back the moment you do something that doesn’t please them.

Without apology. Afterall, we’re God’s workmanship! Not men.

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God
prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 

About the Author: Roshaunda Hayes is from Santa Monica, California. A mother of two children ages 20 and 17 who enjoys reading and writing. She is currently a full-time insurance professional and a part-time Life Coach. Roshaunda is an aspiring author who wants to help people love themselves God’s way. In a world where people are taught to hate themselves, she believes her purpose in life is to help women, young and seasoned, to accept themselves as Christ already has.