Be YOU-nique!

2014-02-13 08.31.57_resizedIn her autobiography from the late 1800’s, the patron saint, Therese of Lisieux, said:

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. I realized that if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness and there would be no wild flowers to make the meadows [merry].”

I came across this quote some 15 years ago. It always comes to my mind if I am tempted to compare myself with anyone else (thank you Jesus!). It is such an awesome visual on how special and lovely we all are in this world!

No need to compare.

There is beauty in so many forms.

God has created us all with unique and special gifts for His glory.

If everyone was the same, life would be boring.

If you try to be like someone else, you will miss out on God’s special purpose (calling) for you. Others would miss out on YOU and your blessing.

He made YOU unique! YOU have abilities, gifts, talents, traits, and a heart, mind, and spirit that no one else has.

YOU have been created for a great purpose!

Imagine if the only flower we had was a rose. Definitely, it would be beautiful. However, we would miss out on the enjoyment and splendor of all the other flowers…countless shapes, sizes, colors and scents.

We all have a unique purpose in life that would be missed if we tried to be like someone else.

Never doubt how important you are in life!

You were made for greatness that only YOU can fulfill!

Find strength in God’s promises.

He wants you to see the beauty he created.

Look through His lens….the vision is clear!

Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139

Genesis 1:31
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Exodus 9:16
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

Ephesians 2:10
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;”

Ephesians 3:17-19
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.