Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Avocado wrapped in banana skinPaul said in Philippians 4:11-13, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.…I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,…I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”
Keep in mind Paul had encountered all kinds of tough situations (see 2 Cor. 11:23-33). Yet, he learned to be content no matter where he was or what he faced. How? He learned to be comfortable in the skin God gave him. He knew who he was and could rest in who his God is.
We bring tremendous pressure upon ourselves when we try to be what others want us to be or when we try to copy the lives of those around us. This pressure often finds it’s release in our drugs of choice, which only further takes away our contentment and robs us of our peace.
You are a wonderfully and awesomely made child of God with gifts and talents of your own. Stop looking at or worrying about how God created those around you. Use your biblical tools to listen to and do what Jesus tells you to do each day. As you do, you’ll be like Paul – comfortable in your own skin and content within the situations you encounter.
I once heard, “Why do we often say ‘truth hurts’, ‘the hard truth’, ‘you can’t handle the truth’, etc? Truth in and of itself need not be hard to bear or painful. It is only after becoming accustomed to living in lies that it becomes such. In my humble experience I’ve found the more one accepts the truth it generally becomes enjoyable, soothing, even blissful.”
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