God Did Not Make You To Be Someone Else

23 дек 2010

You are the only you there will ever be. God made you unique, special and one of a kind. It is so important that in Him we become the best us we could possibly be. So many spend their lives wishing they were someone else living another life in another place. The truth is, this is your one and only life and you should never squander it in the world of comparison.

Comparison is an extremely destructive thing. It leads to self depreciation, self rejection and depression. If you focus on what you are not, what you do not have, who you are not, then you devalue who God actually made you to be, and what He called you to do. We are each different and have different levels of responsibility and authority, but we are all equally valuable in the sight of God. Don't spend your life looking at others and defining yourself by what you are not, rather look to Christ and discover all that He has created you to be in Him.

We are one body composing many parts, and we need each and every part to effectively function. It is our distinction, not our sameness, that sets us apart, and this is something we should celebrate in one another. Paul teaches, “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.” ( 1 Cor 10:12) It is unwise to compare your gifts, talents, accomplishments, ministry or call with that of someone else. We are here to please God and fulfill His purpose for our lives, not to impress people.

If we fall into the comparison trap then we lose sight of God and His purposes because we stop looking up and start looking across. Instead of focusing on God and reaching lost people, we begin to focus on each other and our measure no longer becomes the will of God, but the standard of others. It is a trap that we must determine to never be caught in.

It is great to be stirred and inspired by one another, but not to compete and compare with each other. Each of us has enough grace to run our race and no- one elses. You represent a part of the image of God, never again to be duplicated, so be the best you that you can be for His glory.

Christine