When you are who you’re created to be, you become a mirror of the heart of the One who made you.

There has never been and will never be another you. That means the bravest thing you can do is to be who you already are. It can seem safer to be like someone else. It’s easier to hide. It’s simpler to say, “I’m not good enough” and walk away. But we need you.

We need your gifts.

We need your strengths.

We need your smile.

When you are who you’re created to be, you become a mirror of the heart of the One who made you. The enemy of your soul will try to convince you to change who you are, because he loves to interfere with your reflection. Say no, my friend.

No to comparing.

No to competing.

No to copying.

Instead, open your heart, spread out your wings, lift up your head, and live with divine confidence. You have much to offer. You are a one-of-a-kind original. No one can ever be better at being you than you. Let’s say yes together.

Yes to boldness.

Yes to beauty.

Yes to being who God made us.

Let’s say “yes” with all our heart for all our life. Speak “yes” with everything we are and all that we become. Because one of the very best ways to change the world is by refusing to change who God created each of us to be.

Holley Gerth


Strong, Brave, Loved by Holley Gerth

This is an excerpt from my newest book, releasing in October: Strong, Brave, Loved — a personal and practical devotional with room for you to journal your own responses and reflections. My hope is that the concise and compassionate devotions will lead you on a journey of discovery as you learn to live in freedom, hope, and holy courage.

If you choose to preorder the book {this is such a gift to authors!} please hold onto your email receipt. Your preorder will give you access to a free online Bible Study {more details coming soon}.

On the More Than Small Talk podcast this week, we’re talking about body image, true confidence, and what it really means to be beautiful. Listen in here to Episode 40: Body Unshaming.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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