This past December, I got the chance to see Unspoken, JJ Weaks Band and David Dunn in concert, just a short way from my home. The kiddos and I had seen Unspoken last year and were super excited to take my parents to check them out. I hadn’t really heard much music from the other two acts, although I was familiar with a tune or two. We had another amazing night of worship listening to some rocking music. I was particularly taken with the message of David Dunn’s song, ‘Ready To Be Myself.”
At it’s core, the take away message is about finding your identity in Christ and seeking to be who He created us to be. It’s a great song to use as a tool for your kiddos in teaching them about who they were created to be in Christ. You can gear up a whole teachable moment with them in regards to staying true to the Lord in spite of immense pressure from their peers. You really could.
However, it is also a great song for us as adults and parents. More often than not, we are wearing many hats or many faces. We may act one way with our spouses, and completely another way with our co-workers, children, friends, etc. Of course, we interact differently within these different groups due to circumstances, but the question is, are we doing so within the cohesion of Christ? That is, is He at the center of who we are within each of those groups, or are we not being true to Him, for whatever reason, whether it’s not to offend or to be PC? Maybe we are stuck in a rut of doing something we don’t really want to be doing, or feel called to do, yet we continue to do it because we are a people pleaser who just can’t say no? There are a multitude of reasons and excuses we can give, but the bottom line is that we need to intentionally seek the Lord’s will for our lives through prayer and scripture so He can reveal to us His will for us. Only then, can we seek it in every area of our lives and with every person with whom we encounter.
May this song and scriptures uplift and encourage you! Remember, He’s got your back!
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20)
” Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)