BOXES ARE FOR CEREAL, NOT PEOPLE Sandra Garton Breech
The above words blasted into my brain as I was once again wondering “what on earth is making this so impossible?” That thought occurs to me often as I am usually trying to learn to do something far outside my comfort zone (or I am multitasking on a ridiculous level. Example: I just watered my flowerbed for over an hour because I started writing and forgot the time. Luckily, in this heat, it is basically impossible to overwater anything. Yes, I am so very human.) But I digress. Back to “Why am I usually trying to do something far outside my comfort zone?”
At this particular moment in time, I realize that I am trying to fit into a box that someone else has defined as the way to do things. I am trying to do what the world says is the path to success. Wow! That’s a really foolish choice for someone whose sister has always told her, “You march to a different drummer.” Then, why am I trying to cram myself into a box that hinders rather than helps me? I think the answer is fairly simple, as it often is. It’s the seeing the answer that is the hard part. Because I am unfamiliar, uncomfortable, or both with what I am trying to do, I fall into the trap of “someone else knows how to do this, and I need to follow that path.” What is brilliantly successful for someone else may never be helpful for me. Why? Because I am not that person; I am different, and that is okay. Being uniquely myself is the whole point of this journey we take in life.
God created each of us to be a glorious one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With that kind of God-given glory running through my veins, I choose to be totally and completely myself. Why? BECAUSE BOXES ARE FOR CEREAL, NOT PEOPLE NAMED SANDY, OR SHELBY, OR GRANT, OR LAURA, OR JANE, OR…