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Do Your Job: Embracing Your True Colors

Updated: Jul 4



In life, we often find ourselves facing challenges that test our character and integrity. The pressure to conform or compromise our values can be overwhelming, but it is during these times that we must remember the importance of staying true to ourselves. The quote, “Whatever anyone does or says, for my part I’m bound to the good. In the same way an emerald or gold or purple might always proclaim: ‘whatever anyone does or says, I must be what I am and show my true colors’”, beautifully captures the essence of self-assurance and authenticity.

True Colors
You are a Gem

Embracing Who You Are In God


Imagine an emerald, radiant and distinct in its hue, never altering its color to please others. Like the precious gemstone, we too should shine brightly in our uniqueness, unaffected by external influences. This notion resonates deeply with the idea of doing your job not just in the professional sense but also in the way you navigate through life. Being resolute in your convictions and unwavering in your principles makes a profound statement about who you are as a person.


Biblical Wisdom


Drawing parallels with this concept, we can look to the Bible for guidance on the importance of steadfastness and faith. In Galatians 1:10, we are reminded, “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” This verse emphasizes the significance of prioritizing divine principles over earthly validation.


Self-Expression vs. Conformity


In a world that often demands conformity, standing firm in one's beliefs can be a radical act of self-expression. We are constantly bombarded with societal expectations and norms that attempt to dictate who we should be. However, it is crucial to remember that true fulfillment comes from embracing our authentic selves, just as the emerald proclaims its vibrant color regardless of external influences.


Remaining True to Your Values


The sentiment of "do your job" extends beyond mere tasks and responsibilities; it encompasses a deeper commitment to living a life aligned with your values. As Romans 12:2 urges, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” This verse underscores the journey of self-discovery and moral discernment that each individual must undertake.


Final Thoughts


In conclusion, the essence of "do your job" lies in honoring your true colors and living authentically despite the pressures to conform. Remember that your value and worth are not determined by external validation but by the unwavering commitment to being the best version of yourself. Just as the emerald, gold, or purple maintain their distinctiveness, so too should you embrace your uniqueness with confidence and grace.


Let these words serve as a reminder to always stay true to who you are, unapologetically and authentically, showing your true colors no matter the circumstances.


Solo Faith Church Pastor
Bishop D.D. Lattimore

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