We can not do that. We need to be ourselves. God created each of us into a unique person. No one else is like you.
I actually fell into that trap during my teaching days. I went to graduation school to get a Masters in counseling because that seemed to be how you got promoted to principal quicker. I went for several summers. I neared the end where I just needed two classes to get my degree.
I stepped away from it at that point. I never went back to finish up.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD I DO THAT??
I realized that I loved being in the classroom with my students. If I became a principal my time with students would mostly be with the ones that needed discipline.
I really didn’t want to be a principal, and I fell for the trap of joining the rat race to try to get ahead.
I can not be someone else. God wants me to be myself. He wants me to be guided by him, not doing things to better myself for selfish reasons.
How about you?
Do you push hard at your work to get ahead. Do you try to keep climbing that corporate ladder? Do you want that beautiful car your neighbor has, because you feel people will think you are important?
God loves you the way you are. He created you in His image and wants the best for you. Don’t try to impress anyone. Just listen to God and walk the path He has for you. This way you are glorifying Him and not yourself.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!