You Do You. This phrase seems all the rage. Maybe because so many people see that our culture is wrapped up with being like others - celebrities, athletes, peers, even people in ministry.
What does the Gospel say about this? God has designed you to be you - why try to be anyone else? Own up to your God given gifts, anointing, and identity. Only you can be you.
"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." -1 Timothy 4:14-16
Let's be real: we need each other. You can do stuff that I can't dream of doing. I think of people in our community like James Reynolds (great gift of teaching), Daniel Olson (has a prophet's heart), Brandon Finstuen (has such a heart for the lost), and my wife Julia (the most grace-filled person I have ever met) who excel in areas I do not excel in! Read 1 Corinthians 12 for more insight about needing each other to be the body of Christ.
Think about the gifts God has given you. Join me in making the decision to walk out today in who God has made us to be. You do you. Trying to be anyone else is just faking it.