Isn’t it such a liberating feeling knowing that there is no one in the world like you? You are one of a kind and are purposed to impact this world like no one else can. You are wonderfully and purposefully made.
I’m reminded of a song that has stuck with me through my childhood years until now, and it was from a cute children’s program called Jungle Jam. Anyone remember it? The song was sung by Racket the skunk to Cheetah Bonita, and it went a little something like this…
There’s no one like you
With your special smile
There’s nobody else that has
quite your style
There’s only but one who’s
wearing your face
In all of the world no one
takes your place
There is just one you
Not twenty, not ten, not two
In all of the whole world through
God only made one you
When it comes to you
There’s no duplicates
Although you may have
Your family traits
Your mother’s bright eyes
Your father’s physique
But all put together you are unique
The things that you say
The thoughts that you think
In most every way
You’re very distinct
If one were to search
They never could find
Another like you, you’re one of a kind
(written by J. Miller)
This song is so simple and to the point, and of all the songs this program has to offer, this has been one of my favorites – and now I’m enjoying listening to the series with my own kids 🙂 It is true though, we are all one of a kind and some might see that as a good thing, and others as a negative. I will go ahead right now and declare this a good thing! Sure, we may not be as ‘cool’ or ‘smart’ or whatever as someone else, but maybe we’re more creative, or crafty, or whatever! God has given us each our own talents and skills, passions and desires. It’s time we see our uniqueness through His eyes and use it to make this world a better place.
I was just looking through my bible last night before going to sleep and came across this verse;
“…let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.”
Romans 12:6, Message Translation
I have always struggled with comparing myself with others and caring what others think; this verse is a great reminder that we are all made different. We have different giftings, perspectives and purposes. If we try to be like someone else, the world loses out on the uniqueness that we alone carry. If we were all the same, God’s purpose for our lives wouldn’t be fulfilled and simply put, life would be boring!
We need to embrace who God made us to be, whether we’re quiet and introverted, or outgoing and ‘fun’, a teacher, a world traveler, an intercessor, an evangelist, an organized planner, a comedian or an artist, whatever it may be, and all the quirks that come with!
So anyways, I just wanted to pass along a bit of encouragement in shamelessly being who you were made to be! There is a plan and purpose over your life and the best way to achieve it is by stepping in to who God made you to be and by being obedient to Him.