The Originals

Hey guys!

I trust you’re very well.

It’s so funny how we as humans try to impress the next person in a bid to be better. In Secondary school I just wanted to be that perfect girl, I remember when I first joined Facebook I was in a competition to be the one with the highest number of friends, I wanted to know the other cool kids in other cool schools. I did all the seemingly cool stuff.

I had the cool boyfriend who was my everything at that time, he was someone I could confidently boast about to my friends knowing I’ll hit that jealousy botton. I’d save to buy all the cool stuff so my friends could be so jealous and wish they were like me. I went to the cool places and felt on top of the world but I still wasn’t satisfied, I wanted something much more but I just couldn’t figure out what it was. I remember when I met Christ that feeling just vanished and I felt complete.

Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.

Galatians 5:25‭-‬26 MSG

I recently stumbled on these verses and I now understand why that feeling(of being perfect) had to vanish. 

Every single one of us is an original. You’re not a mediocre, there’s that special niche you’ll thrive in. Just sit back and ask Abba what it is, I take no pride in comparing myself with others or looking for faults in what others do.

As believers the Holy Spirit in us is the difference, He’s the reason we should not compare ourselves with others. He’s the reason why my life can NEVER be boring.

Haven’t you noticed how relieving it is when you’re not on the edge to please people? 

What was your experience like when you wanted to be the other person?

I’d love to hear your comments.

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Xoxo, Pribodunke💕

28 thoughts on “The Originals

  1. Its like an endless merry go-round.Only difference is; there’s nothing merry about it. I remember wanting to be like that.Mine’s a little different because I was never the cool girl with nice stuffs and anything to make my friends jealous. I was just the ‘not pretty’ girl who wallowed in low self esteem.lol. I feel sorry for my old self. I wasn’t only trying to please other people and be validated by societal standards, I was trying to please myself! Now that’s sad and funny!
    In this part of the world where majority still believe in God, its safe to say that we all know that “God is love” and that “you can’t give what you dont have”. Its simple. ..if you dont have God(love) in your life you’re incapable of giving love to even yourself! And if you dont love yourself, you can’t love others..
    Well done pribodunke (I really don’t know how to pronounce this)..Keep writing💪

  2. This is a very touching blog post. I think it might as well fast track the process of making me a better version of myself.

    Wow! There is actually a lot to ponder upon, on this. Thank you so much for this bull’s eye blog post!

  3. Very true! Reminds of my old self. I desperately sought validation and approval from others, always comparing. The thing is, I couldn’t ever do enough to be like those people so everyone would like me too. It was torture. Plus being natural and acne-afflicted that time made me feel awkward a lot! But all thanks to God, I know now that I am defined by His word. The more I love myself, the more liberating it feels! I know that God looks at me everyday and smiles, saying, “that’s my girl!”

  4. I love love this post.
    Each of us is an original.. exactly what I needed for a new month. Plus knowing it’s from a living source is just everything. I’ve been there too and it wasn’t too good now all I do is suit myself and my maker😊. Thank you Bolu.

  5. Yasss!. I’ve been here. And I agree with Stacey. Loving God would defs bring automatic “loving of yourself”. You need no validation/consent from anyone. Thank you for the amazing piece, Bolu. You’re truly an original

  6. This is really true, and I’m grateful to you for sharing. So many people have been through this and sadly, many people still are… The truth is that many of us still fall into this same situation so many times. We also should learn how to shape our lives after the only perfect example (Jesus) and keep friends of like mind around 😉. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Bolu. 👍👍

  7. Ders dis peace knowing u don’t v to act but be urself cos trust me if U’re not being u u v to put up with d act wich z straining. M an original nd i won’t fake it for anything. Beautiful content dear 👏

  8. “You’re not a mediocre, there’s that special niche you’ll thrive in. Just sit back and ask Abba what it is…”
    What if I say these words are prophetic? They’re so connected to my current situation, and are in fact what I’m currently doing- asking Abba, that is. The whole post is lovely, but the above words are just for me. Thank you.

  9. This actually things me of something I read… It’s not vanity to recognize our own place in life and our fitness for it. Instead of wasting our time envying others talents, we should devote ourselves to the productive use of our own ability. God intends each of us for a special join and He gives us the right told for it. God bless you dear, more of this 👌

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