There are many things we say and believe that are not in Scripture - and that may be okay - as long as it doesn’t conflict with Scripture. This, I’ve never said, but I recently heard someone of faith advise someone to be true to herself. Since I heard a person of faith say it, I decided to investigate. According to minimalsismmadesimple.com, there are ten practices that lead to being true to oneself. I am listing them, in brief, below.
Scripture tells us that we were each created in the image of God - Genesis 1:27. This means we each deserve to be treated with dignity and respect no matter our ethnicity, gender, age, no matter what our sins have been - we are all image bearers. Scripture tells us in Psalm 139:13-14 that from our beginning, we are all God’s Creation, 13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Being made in the image of God and acknowledging His workmanship in our creation, warrants our service to Him - not service to ourselves.
If we were to recreate the list above with Scripture, it might look like the below:
We are true to ourselves, through our service to Him. Through prayer, service, and devotion to Him, he will guide us through our lives. Amen.
Thank you for reading.