Stasi Eldredge's book, "Free to Be Me", helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
In order to have a life worth living, you need to be you. Not the parental- or friend- or boy-dictated version. Not the Internet- updated version. But the true version.
You are you. You actually can’t be anyone else. God made you you on purpose. You are the only one alive who ever was or ever will be you.
Problems come when we would rather be someone else. We know where we are struggling or failing or hurting or simply wanting out. We know we are not all that we are meant to be.
So here’s the good news. You are meant to be you, but you are meant to become a better you. You are meant to change and grow in the ways you long to. That is, in fact, why you long to.
The very fact that we long for the change we do is a sign that we are meant to have it. Our very dissatisfaction with our weaknesses and struggles points to the reality that continuing to live in them is not our destiny.