How To Become The Best Version Of You?

How often do you see someone on TV, magazine, or in face to face? You wish you were that that or you had the height, skin color, of that person.

Story: When I was 10 years old, I used to love watching Bruce Lee movies. Every Friday afternoon I would rush home just so I could be watching the Bruce Lee movie special. I would get home, throw my backpack on a chair and sit and enjoy my movie. After the movie, I would go and find any other kid that used to mess with my I would tell them, “ Show me what you get” Guess what would happen to me? I would get my butt whooped so badly. I did not realize that I was Yvener and not Bruce Lee. I did not realize that I did not have the body, the mind and the strength of Bruce Lee.

Fellow Torch lighters, I am going to underline 3 things an individual must do to become the best version of him or herself.

  1. Love & Accept Yourself
  2. Know That You Are Valuable
  3. Run Your Race
  1. Love & Accept Yourself

Sometimes we look at ourselves in the mirror and we wished we were different. We wished we were taller, skinnier, we sometimes wished we had a different skin tone. It seems that most of us in varying degrees are not satisfied with the way we were made.  Love and acceptance do not come from changing ourselves to become more lovable. Scripture tells us we are already loved just the way we are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Our society has programmed us to believe that we have to look and act a certain way in order to be accepted. Many times those who create those standards of acceptance feel unaccepted deep down in their hearts. No matter how much we try to change our outward appearance in order to gain love and acceptance, I am afraid my friend you will be disappointed.

  1. Know That You Are Valuable

Secondly,  you need to recognize that you are valuable. In order to become the best possible version of yourself, you need to recognize that you are valuable regardless of your size,skin tone, and the language you speak. For a few years, I used to believe that I could not be a public speaker because of my accent.  I have good news for you. With my accent, I speak life over many people and help them discover their greatness. Let me tell you I know that you are valuable: Scripture tells us that God proclaims that we were made perfect in His sight. Fellow Torch lighters, It has been validated by the creating of the Universe, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… You are valuable, you do not need permission from Hollywood.

  1. Run Your Race

Run Your Race

Thirdly, you need to run your race according to your pace. Stop comparing yourself to others. In a race, the referee  always say, “On Your Mark, Get set , GO….It is important that you stay on your mark not on the other runner’s mark because it is impossible to focus on winning while focusing on the mark of your opponent. Stop wishing you were in someone else’s place. comparing is one of the things that will destroy and kill your joy and peace. It will suffocate your sanity.

Conclusion:

Therefore, the next time you look at yourself in the mirror, don’t be afraid of what you see, for you were made in the image of God, and he declares that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. I urge you to love and accept yourself unconditionally, and begin a relation with yourself.  Don’t make someone a priority, who does not even make you an option. Know your worth. Know you are valuable.  When you value yourself, you spend your time on working on yourself, working on developing your mind. Don’t dilute yourself because you want the approval of someone else. Continue to run your race as you cannot reach your goals, your destiny while focusing on someone else’s life.

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