Living a lie vs. Living the truth

"If we seek to be anything other than who we are, we live a lie. To know ourselves and to be true to ourselves is actually nothing but being true to God. For to be true to ourselves is to be true to how God has made us, how God has crafted our personalities, how God has given us ability and talent and passion. God will call us to serve him in the church and in the world. But this calling will always be consistent with who we are, with who he has created us to be. Know yourself, for you cannot live in truth until you do."

-Gordon T Smith, Courage & Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential