For many years I have struggled with loving who I am and fully embracing my unique personality. I have heard many descriptive words, but being misunderstood (or misinterpreted) must be ranked first on the list.
Today as I prepared to go to church I realized this:
1. Wishing you were someone else means you are assuming that God made a mistake when He created you.
2. When you see others’ lives and wish yours were something like theirs, you would need to see the entire story first. You may not want what they have after learning the entire story.
3. If you are just like everyone else, that would make your existence unnecessary.
4. God created all of us to fill in a niche that no-one else can. That fact was demonstrated clearly to me when I attended a cafe spot recently. As various audience participants walked up to advertise whatever show/event/initiative they were promoting, it was interesting to note that no-one’s event was exactly the same as the other person’s. Each had a different angle; each person was tapping into the gifts and passionate pursuits that God had placed within them. For example, if 2 people did poetry, one was more thought-penetrating or funnier than the other. If 3 groups sang, all had a different sound.
If I am so different that many people shake their head in wonderment as I pass by, then God must have very interesting plans up ahead – just for me!
Thank you GOD!