When was the last time someone said to you “You’re different!” I believe that you and I are supposed to stand out, not blend in.
Consider what 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.
What a powerful affirmation of who you are. Chosen for good, royal in all ramifications, unique personality, wonderful in nature and awesome in appearance, specially made, called to proclaim praises to God. Hmmm! I think I love this bible verse, it makes me rejuvenated and filled, what do you think?
What are you waiting for? Brace up to your expectations. You’re not a carbon copy nor are you a resemblance of anything living or dead. You’re a masterpiece, a masterclass, a mastermind of great value.
Never allow anyone to downsize or downgrade you, belittle you or make you feel less important. Abandon that inferiority complex and wear the garment of an unlimited being.
Dare to be what you are. Think about it: Aren’t most of the discontented people you know trying to be something they are not or trying to do something they are not supposed to do? Resolve to be yourself.
Most people live their entire lives as complete strangers to themselves. Don’t let that happen to you. The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. The opposite of courage is not fear. It’s conformity. The most exhausting and frustrating thing in life is to live it trying to be someone else.
My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier you will become a general, if you become a monk you will end up as a pope”. So, I became a pastor and transformed as an international preacher of the gospel. You can’t become great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Don’t be a copy of something. Make your own impression.
Even if you want to imitate, imitate Jesus. Shalom.