GOD MADE YOU TO BE YOU AND HE WANTS YOU TO REMAIN YOU. It is in being you that God made you that His gifts in you can manifest. Some people are not experiencing the best God prepared for them in life because they are not real. They are no longer living their original lives.
The world has taught them to believe that they are of no value. But don’t be surprised if you hear people say someone is good for nothing. It’s commonly used when people wants to make a person look useless. But that’s not true. Nobody is useless.
Someone is good for something. You are not useless either. You are good for something. The Scripture says, “In His grace, God has given us (including you) different gifts for doing certain things well.” That means you are gifted. You are not without gifts. There are great potentials in you but they have no value if you don’t discover and harness them.
A friend once said, “Harnessing your potential is like building a skyscraper. Everything from design to completion must be inch perfect. Your life is like a cup of drink served to the world by our Great Creator. That drink is the awesome, untapped, valuable, destiny filled treasure, gifts and talents of potentials buried within you.”
Don’t allow anyone or your past failure to keep telling you who you are not. The fact that you failed at something does not make you a failure. That’s not your name. Failure is only an event, not an identity. You must believe the word of God that says you are gifted for doing certain things well. Then, change your self-perception. Get back to work and make something out of your life.
Be the Best of You. Paul, the apostle said, “I wish all men were even as I myself.” This is one major challenge that is common to almost everyone. We always wish everybody should be like us. It may be a good wish but an impossible one. Everybody cannot be like you because they are not made by God to be so. They are made by God to be their own original persons, and not a clone of someone else. Let’s consider how Paul responded to his wish.“But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.” In other words, we can’t make everyone to be like us because each one has his own gift from God in various manners.
You have been given your own gift from God. You are not empty. You are gifted and you possess certain special abilities to do some things which others cannot do. When you know this, you don’t need to seek to become someone else. You only need to be you and the best you. Be the very best of you. Live the original life that God has given to you. Call forth the originality in you, your creative ability, your limitless potential and your greatness.
Your Gifts are Unique. You are not meant to live another person’s life. God created you uniquely and He wants you to explore, live out and maximize your uniqueness. There is more to your life than you can imagine. No matter your age and where you are in the stage of life, it is not late to start living your original life. You can begin by focusing on the gifts God has given to you.
Your true originality lies in the gifts God has given to you – the ordinary things you can do in the extraordinary ways.
Our gifts differ. Your gifts are unique and peculiar to you according to the grace of God upon your life. Your gift is not something common to everybody. And that’s why you are different from others. It is the uniqueness of your gift that makes you unique. God has given us different gifts. For this reason, we can’t function effectively the same way doing the same thing.
The Bible says, “There are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works in all” (See 1Cor 12:4-6).
So I want to encourage you today that you must appreciate your uniqueness. Don’t compete with people anywhere you are. The more you appreciate the uniqueness of your gifts, the better you will be able to use your gifts in a unique manner. That is the way you can be different and your gift will be needed.