Charisma, magnetism and presence separates one person from the next. These qualities are built into human beings like DNA. Some individuals are born with charm, gravitas and hutzpa, naturally flowing out of their souls. Other people like me rely on confidence to display their personality. Unfortunately, when things don’t go your way, depression can cause you to forget or lose sight of who you are and the person God wants you to be.
For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught, Proverbs 3:26.
In their song, Back to the Start, Esterlyn writes about this topic. While I am not sure if losing your personality is possible, you can lose your way. When and if this occurs, the author of this song encourages anyone struggling to go back to the start. Conviction, guilt and remorse has a way of eating at souls. This nagging feeling can suck the life out of those who dwell on the negative. Thus, before things get any worse, go back to the foot of the cross, where grace, mercy and forgiveness can be found.
Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 2 Corinthians 3:5.
As a recovering perfectionist, this is easier said than done. Those who give into the desire to strive for perfection usually end up disappointed. Meanwhile, the temptation to be in control entices individuals to place their sole trust in themselves. This ill-fated decision blinds minds from God’s willingness to provide daily bread for those who believe. If today’s blog finds you losing touch with your personality, go back to the start so that your confidence will be placed in the Lord.
by Jay Mankus