I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14
Have you ever wanted to be like someone? I have. I remember as a kid, I wanted to be like this or that one. But eventually, I learned I make a terrible imitation.
I have three hydrangeas in my yard. Two are purple and lavender while the other is blue. Both colors are beautiful and allow the plants to stand out and make the onlooker take notice. No imitations here.
Dr. Suess said, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
No one can be you better than you! The following quote is from my book, Treasures of Hope: Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past.
“We may share similar characteristics such as hands, fingers, and toes, but no other genetically identical person exists. You could say, as individuals, we are an endangered species, for no two people will think, act, or react in the same way. I’m an endangered species. You’re an endangered species. When we die, we become extinct. So then, with whom on earth do we compare ourselves? No one. The comparison should begin and end with Christ. To be Christ-like should be our only goal.”
We all have a gift and a purpose for that gift. No one will do it the way we will do it, so why would we ever want to cover it up and settle for an imitation.
We are incomparable! As creative people, we may have the same idea, but our stories are different because our testimonies are different. Let us show our difference boldly, embrace our individuality, and share our unique gift with the world.
May we always be who God designed us to be.