Many people spend their lives trying to "become" someone other than the person they actually are. But, this approach to life and ministry only leads to frustration and unhappiness. Contentment — (peace of mind; mental and emotional satisfaction) – only comes when we stay and flourish in our assigned lane.
In Romans 12:4-10, the Message Bible encourages: "Let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without trying to be something we aren't. If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching. [...] Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it."
In the Body of Christ, we each serve a vital and unique purpose. If the "eye" is trying to be a "hand," how will we ever see? If the "nose" is trying to be a "knee," how will we ever smell? If the "foot" is trying to be an "ear," how will we ever walk? As 1 Corinthians 12:8 puts it, "God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be."
God wants each of us to stay and excel in our lane. If you've grown frustrated or unhappy in your endeavors, it is time to ask: "Am I operating as the one and only me, or am I failing at being someone else?"