Being true to yourself
My post a week ago, Being true to yourself is good for her, resulted in several comments and e-mails asking me what I meant by being “true to yourself”.
This is not about being selfish and doing what feels good. To me this means being who God made you to be, and doing what He made you to do. Anything less is not being true to yourself, it’s cop out, a sell out, a failure to rise to the challenge. I touched on this a bit more in A Peace Too Costly, when I said, “giving up things, be they physical, intellectual or moral, to gain peace is a process that leads to having less and less, until there is nothing left to give up.” Being true to yourself means not giving away things that are important and not allowing things you know are wrong. (Or, if you can’t stop it, at least taking a stand against it.)
Or put simply, as my friend Eleutheros says, being true to yourself is to “be good, just as you were created to be!”