Do you know that you have a relationship with yourself and that your relationship with yourself is much more active than with anybody else? YES you never get away from yourself. You can never go anywhere in your whole life where you’re not going to be there! It sounds funny, but we really need to understand that, everywhere you go, there you are! Not for one second of one day of your whole life can you ever get away from you. So if you don’t like yourself you are in for one miserably wretched life!
How many of you know how miserable it is to spend just one hour or two with someone that you really just don’t like? Do you ever feel like you are just NOT quite what you ought to be? Ever feel that pressure? Then you start comparing yourself with other people that you think are ok. Then we try to be like them. If the truth be known, many of them are looking at you wishing they were like you and they are trying to be like you are! All of us have strengths and all have weaknesses. The biggest mistake you can make is to concentrate on your weaknesses! Guess what? We can’t be all things to everybody; we can’t be what we are not gifted to be; we need to concentrate on what God has gifted us in and allow Him to develop us rather than trying to work real hard developing something God never wanted you to do anyway.
Not everybody is created the same. We have different abilities, capacities, aptitudes, and gifting's. Not every pastor’s wife leads the ladies group and plays the piano. We tend to put people in boxes and in so doing, lock them up. God wants you to be free of the box! You need to say, “You know...that’s not me! And I am not going to try to be something that I’m not anymore; I am going to find out what God has for me and I am going to do it with all of my heart!”