Youer Than You


December 10, 2014 by Beth Hess

youer than youGrowing up is hard.

Even when you’re almost 41.

Even when it’s not the first time you’ve had your feelings hurt or your pride bruised or your confidence shaken.

Even when every rational bone in your body knows the stinky breath of the enemy is the one whispering about your lack of worthiness. Even when you know he’s a lying snake.

Even when you know Jesus and talk to Him often and have seen Him faithful over and over and over again. Even when you know His love is wide and deep and high and long.

Even then there are moments of shock of how much this life can be unsettling. Like the first moment as a child you realize not everyone will like you. Because, up to that point, you never considered that not everyone spoke nicely and could be your friend.

And you start to think it has something to do with you and hardly anything to do with the fact that people who walk around broken can’t help but cut each other with their rough edges.

Maybe all there is to do in that moment is stop. And listen to some wisdom from the great Dr. Seuss.

Today you are you; that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

I’ll Just Be Beth. You Just Be You, friend.

Because no matter what else happens today, you are still the best and youest you that I know.


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14 thoughts on “Youer Than You

  1. Betty Draper says:

    Oh the wisdom of Dr. Suess. Since I have lived with myself for almost 68 years I am pretty comfortable at this stage of life with me. I sure would not want to get to know a new me, it took alot of hard knocks to peel back the layers and get to me. Now that me is clothed in righteousness I can stand to look deeply and thank Him for continuing to transform me into His images. Great post.


  2. Simply Beth says:

    Good wisdom from Dr. Seuss. You Just Be Beth and I will Simply be Me. 🙂
    Love you, friend. xoxo


  3. Love the Dr. Seuss quote! I do want to be the youest you I can be and with God this is possible. Thank you for this reminder and for encouraging us in this journey. Blessed to be your neighbor at Three Word Wednesday.


  4. Kristin Hill Taylor says:

    So true – and so hard sometimes. Thanks for sharing this with #ThreeWordWednesday.


  5. That is a great Dr. Seuss quote, but I think your words are even more touching, Beth. Thanks so much for sharing this encouragement with us today. You have blessed me!

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  6. Barbara says:

    I love that Dr. Seuss quote! Just be Beth…just be YOU! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. rickd3352013 says:

    “Nobody’s harder on me than me – how could they be? – nobody’s harder on you than you…” – Joni Mitchell

    You be you, and I’ll be me, and we will get to Heaven eventually – while we’re still here, we support one another. That’s in the job description, I believe 🙂

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