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Being Yourself

By Jeff Roman

Romans 12:2. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

I watch today as so many outdoorsman try to be something they are not. They go out every day thinking they are going to be the bass master world champion or the one that has all the 12 point bucks hanging on the wall. No, I’m not saying this is not a good thing in setting goals for yourself and reaching out there and trying to be the best at what you can be. There have been a lot of people that have reached goals way over their heads and that is outstanding. Absolutely we need to go out every day and be the best that we can be. 

What a better world this would be if everybody did that. But it’s the case of being something that you are not that is not right. Not everybody is going to be John Elway or Brett Favre. Somebody has to be the one who has the towel ready for them on the sideline. Somebody has to be the Doctor who repairs them when they are broken. The doctor, the towel boy and the quarterback are all important jobs; we have to understand what our jobs are.

 Romans 12:6-7.   Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith: 
If service, in our serving; The one who teaches, in his teaching.

 God has given us all certain abilities. He has given us certain attributes and demeanor that distinguish us from each other. We have to know what he has given us and how to use it. We have to go out and do His will for Him every day.

1 Corinthian‘s 15:10. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 

Everything we have is by the grace of God. So we need to work every day in getting to know Him better and making a relationship with Him as strong as we possibly can. That is what He wants from us, to know Him, and then we will be able to go out and do His will. And by using what He has given us and being the person that we are who He created us to be and being ourselves and by knowing Him we will be successful. If His will for us is to be the bass master champion or the one with the big bucks on the wall it will be that way. But as long as we are working in the right direction with Him.  Doing the best we can by living His word, and bringing others to Him, He will lead us to that ultimate place; Heaven. 


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