“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matthew 5:13
When the Messiah says you are something, you are that thing. Don’t lose what you are. Did you have to work to become salt? Did you shape yourself into that crystal?
You certainly have the ability to unshape it, to dissolve into tastelessness, to let yourself be trampled. This is not what He wants for you.
This is that thing that God gifted to you that is your genuine self, this is your authentic self.
Preserve your spice, keep your crystalline nature. He made you that way.