“We must live in the Holy Spirit and follow after Him. So may we never be arrogant,
or look down on another, for each of us is an original.
We must forsake all jealousy that diminishes the value of others.
Galatians 5:25, 26
“each of us is an original”
Is this not where the problem’s start, when we compare ourselves to others? Trying to be someone
else is just going to make things worse for you. Jealousy, arrogance, dis-contentedness, frustration and a
whole lot more stem from trying to be someone else.
The word is clear, you are an original!
Let’s look at another scripture;
“You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them
together in my mother’s womb.
I thank You, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!”
Psalm 139:13, 14 (TPT)
We are handsome/beautiful not because we are made like another person but because we are unique.
There is no one on this planet like you and me and that’s a great thing. You are one of a kind.
You are made in the image of YAH!
But the world has created a standard of what beauty should be. It has created a picture of what
handsomeness should be and we have bought into it. Not only do we use that measure on others, but
we use it on ourselves. The standard has been reinforced for so long that we don’t know anything else.
We hate and destroy ourselves because of it.
I was that person I am describing. Through a series of unfortunate events (abuse, divorce of parents, stuttering)
I hated me. The enemy had done a great job of destroying any good picture I had of myself. There was not a
single trace of self-esteem I could hold on to. I was my own worst enemy. Like I said, I hated me and envied
other people. How I wanted to be someone else.
But when the Lord saved me He changed all that. He showed me I was unique and that was good.
It took a lot of years to get here but He did it. He changed the old picture with a new one. A better picture!
You are an original! Don’t let people dictate who you should be. Don’t let the media, your peers and
anyone else for that matter dictate your worthiness. If it’s not based on the word don’t give it any
credence. What YAH says about you should be your standard period!
When we live by his truth, then no one is a threat and there is no reason to change ourselves so we can
be like that actor, musician or whoever we are trying to be currently.
We can be confident in who YAH made us to be. And that’s how He wants us live.
ACT ON IT – Change the way you speak to yourself. Be your biggest fan. Exhort & encourage
yourself, speak YAH”s word over your life.
There is a way to speak to yourself when you mess up without diminishing your value. Find ways of doing
Find two scriptures you can hold on to that talk about your value.
Bless you friends.