You Can Only Be You- A Message To All Girls Everywhere

Hola, amigas! πŸ™‚ I’m still battling sickness, but today God told me to write a post, and ya don’t argue with Him!

So lately, some of my friends have gotten a disease. No, not the bugs that have been going around, and not the horrible, no good, very bad bronchitis that I have.

I’m talking about the Cool Disease.

The what? You’re probably thinking. Let me explain.

The symptoms of this disease are:

  • Wanting to be popular
  • Hanging around the popular people at school, church, or other places, even if they ignore you
  • Trying to dress like the “cool” in-crowd, talk like them, and do everything just like they do
  • Working overtime to impress them

And other things that I haven’t mentioned for the sake of not boring you to death with a long post.

So, you probably know what I mean now. The “Cool Disease” is simply trying to fit in with a certain group of people.

Now, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be friends with people! I, being a major extrovert, love having friends and hanging out with people! But the problems start when you try to be like them to be noticed by them.<
rue friends love you for who you are. They respect you for what God made you to be. <
hey don't try to change you into someone else.

My friends do things that I don't do, such as watch Disney or superhero movies, but they respect the fact that I don’t. They don’t try to make me do things that I’m convinced are not what God wants me to do. And I, in turn, can influence them for the better by not doing those things, but I don’t press my beliefs on them, either.

That makes a healthy friendship. <<<<<<
he problem is that most cliques, or in-crowds, are made of people who aren't true friends. How can you tell?

Here are the signs:

  • They treat people that aren’t in their “group” badly
  • They act like they are better than everyone else
  • They criticize people who don’t dress the same, talk the same, or come from the same background as they do

These are the main types of fickle in-crowds. But there are also the harder-to-pick-out ones.

Those are the more popular and more deceiving ones.

  • They pretend to be your friend, but when their closer friends, the other members of the group, come around, you’re invisible
  • Some days they give you stuff, invite you to sit with them, and team up with you, other days they ignore you
  • They act nice when you’re around, but criticize you behind your back

And some girls want to fit it with those kind of people? The kind of people who want to change you?

That is so sad.

Here’s an important message to all of those poor girls:

You don’t need to fit in. You need to stand out. You need to be who He made you to be, not who those girls want you to be.<
s the popular song goes,

You can only be you,

There’s no one else you can be.

You can only be you.

You don’t have to be

Faster, bigger, stronger.

You don’t have to have

More than six small wheels.

Okay, I realize that is not a popular song, and it’s from Thomas and Friends, and humans don’t have wheels, but you get the picture. πŸ˜‰

The moral of the story?

Be who God made you to be, and choose friends who will love you for who you are, and not try to change you.

Proverbs 13:20: He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.

1 Timothy 4:12: Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Matthew 5:16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.

1 Corinthians 10:31: Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 12:2: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

And there you have it, my friends! πŸ€—

I hope this post spoke to you, as it wasn’t me at all. It was God speaking through me. You are free to comment and share!

God bless!

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54 comments

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:

    HEY! I posted this on my main blog, check it out if you can! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Natalie Therese · 16 Days Ago

    *claps* That was AMAZING, Hope! I find myself struggling with the ‘cool disease’ a lot at dance practice…I’d like to be friends with the cliquey people, but I don’t want to abandon my actual friends. You really inspired me!
    {Natalie}

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  3. Rebcake · 16 Days Ago

    AMEN, Hope!! I have to admit that I struggle with the Cool Disease often – this is so inspiring! ❀

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Madison Grace · 16 Days Ago

    This. Is. AMAZING, Hope! WAY TO GO. Beautifully written ❀

    Liked by 2 people

  5. GracieMarchiani · 16 Days Ago

    Girl! You did a great job!! That was an amazing post!! I loved it!!

    Liked by 2 people

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  7. Lizzy · 16 Days Ago

    Awe! Hope! I know we can’t know your actual age, but for someone who’s almost a teen, that was an incredible post! So awesome! So true!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kaylyn Grace · 16 Days Ago

    Wow, this is so motivational! Thank you so much for sharing. I think that everything that you just said is awesome! I see these teenagers at my church, and they don’t pay any attention to me or any of the people who are not teenagers. Sometimes they are mean, and sometimes they are nice. I don’t know… This is a great post!

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  10. Emmie · 16 Days Ago

    BRAVO! BRAVO!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Tess (blackiesunshine) · 15 Days Ago

    Oh gargamagosh you just referenced my fandom. My weird fandom. My Thomas fandom. INSTANT LIKES.
    (Ashima is so cute right?)
    I agree wholeheartedly – being yourself is the best!
    Tess

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  12. AAG · 15 Days Ago

    BRA-VO! THAT WAS AMAZINGGGGGGGG! Hey, maybe I’ll do an awards show at the end of the year. I’m telling you, you WILL be nominated for Most Inspirational Post.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. kaitlynrh1 · 15 Days Ago

    Amazing post, Hope! πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  14. perksofvari · 15 Days Ago

    This was such an amazing and relatable post! I’ve had the β€˜cool disease’ many times and it always never worked out , I was just surrounding myself with fake friends and being someone who wasn’t me! Even though I’m not a Christian I still thought this was a lovely inspiring post! Keep up the good blogging work ☺️

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