You are an original and that’s okay……


“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

that.

Find two scriptures you can hold on to that talk about your value.

 

Bless you friends.

 

Rolain

 

 

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Why Discontentment Is Healthy.


Just imagine if everything in your life stopped changing? What I mean is, what if everything in your life stopped improving?
The type of life you living would never change. Your salary would never change. Your health would never change.Your marriage would never get better. Can you imagine that? It would be hell on earth!
But to get all God has for us we need to be discontent with where we are in our lives. When we don’t see any “problems” with our lives we flatten out. It is only when we become restless with where we are that things begin to change.
You cannot change if you think everything is ok. You will not work for a car if you think walking is fine. You won’t push yourself to earn more money if you are satisfied with what you getting right now.
We need to get discontent with where we are if we are to grow.
Always remember that there is no growth without discontentment.

I would just like to make something clear. The Word is clear about being content with what we have. I am not challenging that at all. I thank God for all I have. I know there are people much better off than me be it financially, physically and so on but that does not move me. God has blessed me with what I have and I am grateful. I love my life,
but what I am talking about is something entirely different.
God wants to bless us beyond our wildest dreams. He wants us to accomplish all that He has for us but that won’t happen if we don’t push ourselves. That won’t happen if we don’t see bigger. That won’t happen if we don’t stretch ourselves.

So where are you in life? Are you happy with you are? I am not happy with the level I am living my life. There is so much more out there for me. I am going for it. Discontentment is healthy. Learn to create “problems” for yourself. Let me explain “problems” in the context of this post.
If you are touching 10 people a month but you are not happy with that and you want to touch 50 people instead that is called a “problem”.
An easier way of creating “problems” for yourself is setting goals. Do you have goals? My mentor says, without goals we will die.
Goals are very important if we are to grow.
So remember, without discontentment there is no growth.

Rolain.P