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.

Author: Pastor Chilavert Nmezi

I am televangelist, having the divine call and a mandate to reach out to the ends of the world winning souls for Christ.


  1. This post reminds of one of dad’s power quote as it’s fondly called by his children “You don’t know how powerful you are until you are pushed to fight”, “you don’t know how fast you are until you are meant to run for your life”.
    Not until we know who we are, we will never be what God has destined us to be.
    Thank you for this awesome reminder. God bless you.

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  2. “Imitation is limitation” – my new favourite quote πŸ™‚

    I think sometimes we spend our time thinking about everything we’re NOT, such that we become our own obstacles.

    Though I may not be a follower of your religion, I do like that quote from the First Epistle of Peter! It reminds me of a verse in arabic where God says: “We have made you into different nations and trives so that you may get to know one another” — and the only way that can happen is if we be our authentic selves!

    Great message, loved this piece πŸ™‚


      1. Absolutely! We are all brothers and sisters in faith and strength lies in that unity πŸ™‚

        Thank you so much for your lovely words and even more thanks for such a great post. I look forward to getting to know who you through your blog pieces πŸ™‚

        P.s. A side point related to your blog about limiting ourselves by merely imitating, I wrote a piece called ‘Identity Crisis’ based on one question: Who are you? ( )

        I’d love to hear your perspective and thoughts on that πŸ™‚


  3. Imitation is really limitation… Wow! well written and presentable.. Most especially where you said “Never allow anyone to downsize or downgrade you, belittle you or make you feel less important” I love that.. thanks and remain bless – Israel

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  4. Awesome! love this! It’s especially helpful for people who
    experienced childhood trauma. Childhood trauma can change your belief in yourself. Challenging your self worth. Challenging if you are enough. Oh but God!!!! God shows us we are enough! We were wanted even before we were in our mother’s womb. We are enough just as we are! Thank you again for sharing your words of encouragement to be yourself! God Bless!

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