“That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.” Galatians 5:25-26, The Message Translation
Before you were created in our mother’s womb, God thought about you (Psalm 139). He dreamed up in His mind your color of hair, personality and the talents that He would entrust to you while here on earth. Did you know that God uniquely placed forty thousand pieces of hair just in your inner ear alone? If God put this much thought into the creation of your inner ear, how much thought and creativity did He put in all aspects of your life? God is The Artist and you are His glorious creation.
The problem is that instead of focusing on how God uniquely created us, we fall into the trap of spending countless hours trying to be someone else! This type of behavior keeps us from fulfilling our personal destiny in Christ. The truth is, there is always going to be someone thinner, smarter, wealthier or more gifted in different areas, but there is only one you! God made you to be an original work of art. Stop trying to copy the brushstrokes God has placed in someone else’s life!
I once told a client of mine who loved the game of tennis, to “get out of everyone else’s court and begin to play her own game!” She struggled with comparing herself to others and this type of thinking led her to continual defeat every time. My client finally realized that she had her own game to play. With this revelation, she took control of her inner thoughts and she is now successfully enjoying her life! She grabbed onto this truth and she is free! Let’s join her, shall we?
“Help me to see myself as You see me. You had such joy creating me and I have robbed Your joy by not appreciating my uniqueness. I will no longer compare myself to others. I will no longer speak negative words about my body, personality or the way you have made me. I choose to love myself as Your beautiful masterpiece. I release others to be who God created them to be and I release myself to enjoy how God uniquely made me. There is no one else like me on earth and I celebrate my life!” Amen.
I dedicate this post to my fun-loving Aunt Shelia, who taught me to just be myself and embrace my uniqueness. Aunt She-She:- You are God’s beautiful creation and I love you!
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