Be yourself. Find yourself. Do what makes you happy.
Ambiguous inspirational messages like these constantly flood my newsfeed.
They get the most re-pins.
They are celebrity endorsed.
They certainly roll of the tongue well.
But, as innocent and uplifting as “be yourself,” sounds, I have actually found that scripture tells us the opposite. As believers, we are called to deny ourselves.
“Then He said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23, NIV) Continue reading