‘You love me regardless, you love me as I am’ – Lyrics From ‘Honesty’ by Elle Limebear
I don’t know about you but I have been listening to SO much music during this isolation period… it’s crazy! I just feel like it’s been such a good way to keep spirits up and add a little something to the things that I’ve been doing around the house, giving me a great distraction from the world. With that being said, it’s also been an incredible opportunity for me to listen to wide range of worship music, whether it means new or old, it’s been a perfect time for me to really listen to God and become closer to Him through music.
One album that I’ve had on repeat for quite a while now, particularly during this isolation, is Lost In Wonder by Elle Limebear. This whole album is brilliant and filled with a variety of amazing songs, (definitely one to add to your collection) but these past few weeks, even though I’ve heard each song so many times before, one song has stood out to me, and that is ‘Honesty‘.
This whole song is about being true to ourselves and who God says we are, rather than trying to be who the world wants us to be. I think that the meaning that this song carries is so important. So many times we’ll walk out onto the streets wearing certain clothes to ‘fit in’ or we’ll join in, in a group discussion and act a certain way to ‘win approval’ or not say anything at all because we’re scared it won’t be what everyone else thinks or believes. For so many of us, we will walk out into the world wearing an invisible mask to hide from who we truly are.
As a world we’ve created this ‘ideal’ image of a certain way we should look, speak and act. We’re told to fit in with the crowd… to be like ‘this’… to be like ‘that’. For many of you, you’ll wake up everyday feeling like you need to make sure that you are being exactly how the world wants you to be. I know that I’ve felt like that hundreds of times before!
I just want to say, if that is you, if you feel like you have to walk into the world wearing certain clothes, acting and looking a certain way to cover up who you truly are…be bold and take off the mask… show the world your honest self. Because your honest self is truly the best version of yourself you could ever be.
Jesus created you so uniquely, so wonderfully and put you together so beautifully. Walk confidently knowing that you were created by the greatest creator in the universe. know that your life has such a special and unique purpose. That your opinions have significance and your mind has value. That your dreams are incredible. That you have been given such an amazing personality and been given such wonderful gifting. Know that you were created and designed beautifully.
Everything that makes you, you, is just how God intended it. Walk as that person today. Walk confidently. Walk boldly. Walk fiercely. Walk Honestly.
Be real. Be true. Be you.