We Are Who We Are

Yesterday I talked about one of my “things”. You know; those little mottos and credos we Barry's house - quoteall have and try to live by. Yesterday, it was about looking at the good stuff—counting our blessings—and not focusing on the bad things. Today’s, is similar, but not quite the same thing; “doing the best we can do each and every day.”

I do. I really try to be the best person I can be and do the best I can, but at the end of some days, I feel like I didn’t succeed. I make a lot of mistakes; I get angry, I say things that hurt people, and I do so many other things that make me feel like a failure and a bad person. But I’m not a bad person. I’m just me.

It took me a long time to accept that fact—that I’m just me—and realize that just because I want to be different, or better, doesn’t mean I can be. It dawned on me one day that it takes every one of us—each of us unique and special in so many different ways—to do God’s work. It takes Charlie, Wilma, Sherry, Ray, Doris, Yolanda, Jody, Ada, Joy, Juli, Jutta, Bill, Marilyn, and… I’m sorry… the list is so long I can’t list all of you. But, you know who you are, and you know you’re a part of His plan. Just keep on knowing that; continue to know He made you and gave you the part you play, and play it the best you can each and every day.

That’s all any of us can do.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10



  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    Good, Charlie. And the picture/saying is perfect!

  2. Gary said

    Well said young feller.

  3. Reblogged this on Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still… and know that I am God" and commented:

    I don’t have time to write something new today, but I felt the need to share some positive thoughts with you on this beautiful morning.

  4. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I can relate

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