Day Three – “Your Unique You” Thursday, May 13, 2010
One thing I love about being a part of a group is how God brings so many different people together and forms one unit. Whether a family, a college class or even a mission team, each person brings different quirks, positive and negative, to the group dynamic.
Have you ever wondered what your role is in a certain group? Have you ever been drawn to someone and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could be like ________”?
Something to think about… He didn’t create you and that other person to be the same. He created you to be, well, you. It sounds too simple to wrap our brains around, but it’s true. Maybe it’s time to turn the God spotlight on yourself, and celebrate who God created you to be!
- You are so special that God took the time to “create (your) inward parts; (He) knit (you) together in (your) mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13) I’d say that’s pretty special, hand-crafted by God.
- Eph. 2:10… “We are ____ ________, created in Christ Jesus for ______ _______, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”
- Col. 1:16… Again, who were you created by/for?
- Who is going to help us accomplish His will? Phil. 1:6
The “unique you” has a certain personality, spiritual gifts and experiences that will enable you to fulfill His purpose for your life. Like stated in Romans 12, God gives us different gifts (and personalities) to bring them to the table (your local church/ministry) and put them to use for God’s glory – to build up the body and grow the Kingdom. It backfires, though, when we don’t bring those gifts to the table. No one else on this earth can fulfill the purpose God has called you to. Embrace who God created you to be and what He created you to do. He loves you, and has a plan and purpose for your life.
Do you believe God created you, to be you? Do you believe He has a purpose for the you He created? What do you think that purpose is?
As we close, sit on this verse for a minute or two: Isaiah 41: 9 “I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.” Write a prayer to the Lord accepting who He has made you to be, and submitting to what He has called (is calling) you to do.