There is so much pressure in the world to talk, walk, dress and be like the people we see on television and the magazines we read. Being “yourself” is not popular. But when God made us, He made us unique, … Continue reading
“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.
Did you know your story is unique? The story God has written
for you is like no other. No one else has your story. That is how
great God is. He has given every man and woman a story and
that story is not the same. Our stories are all unique. That
blows my mind.
I posted these thoughts on my Facebook page but I want to go
deeper. It’s important to know your story is unique.
Without that understanding you will live your life comparing
yourself to others. God never meant us to live someone
else’s life. I will say that again,
God never meant us to live someone else’s life!
No one else has your story. Your story is unique.
God is not lazy. He never copies and pastes stories.
And that’s why you have to very careful when judging others.
Everyone is on a journey.
Let’s look at the story of Hannah and Peninnah.
” When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give to
Peninnah his wife and all her sons and daughters portions [of the
But to Hannah he gave a double portion, for he loved Hannah,
but the Lord had given her no children.
[This embarrassed and grieved Hannah] and her rival provoked
her greatly to vex her, because the Lord had left her childless.”
1 Samuel 1:4-6
Hannah was on a journey. At this point her story had
only just begun but Peninnah didn’t understand that. She didn’t
understand God had a different story for everyone. As hard
as it was to understand and accept God had written a unique
story for Hannah.
Peninnah came in at a critical part of Hannah’s story thinking it
was the WHOLE story. How wrong she was.
God had something amazing in store for Hannah.
Don’t despise where you are at this moment in time. God is
the One who has written your story and He is so faithful!!
Please remember that your story is original. No one else
has a story like yours. There is no need to compare your story.
Run YOUR race and not the next person’s.
Let’s encourage each other in this friends.
God bless you
I had a thought the other day about my blog. I have rarely written anything
about dating. I have written a few posts here and there but nothing really substantial
about this very important piece of my life. It’s what I pray about constantly and talk to
God about. It’s an area I struggle trusting God in. If there is one thing I have
realized when it comes to finding the one, it’s we as people have no control over who we are to be with.
What I mean is God is the one directing us and guiding us in our relationships. He is involved
In the choosing process, it’s not just us. If it was up to me only I would of being married by now,
I would of chosen someone and that would have been that. But that is not the case for me. God has
really used this area of my life to teach me to trust in Him wholeheartedly! That is what I believe and
that is what I have experienced. This won’t apply to everyone. We are all unique and God works
differently in all our lives.
What is your point you might be asking??? Please bear with me a little longer. I am getting there….
I had a great week last week. It was great because God spoke to me about grace. I have always
known what grace is but last week was different. I got a whole new perspective on grace. But with
that perspective certain areas of my life were highlighted. The area of dating and relationships
was one of the areas that were highlighted in my life.
Let me explain. I have always prided myself in the values I have been taught concerning dating.
– I have never dated in my life ever!
– I have never kissed anyone passionately (That honor will go to my wife)!
– I signed a covenant of chastity even.
There are others but this post is not about what my values are and getting the praise but about
what God showed me. These are the things that made me proud and even conceited. Because of the
values I had I thought I could dictate who I wanted. God, I want this kind of woman and she must
be that and and and………
I am so ashamed writing this because I was seriously misguided. This is not how God works.
Last week He showed me how getting a wife was not because of all the things I had done,
and the high standards I had and the values I believed in but because of His grace!
It is because of His grace that I will find the One. It won’t be because of my intelligence and
how holy I appear to be and how together I try to be but it will be because of His grace!!!!
This is one area He will get the glory! He wants the glory in every aspect of our lives.
When I realized this I was dumbfounded. How could I have not seen this?
Please understand me here, keeping yourself pure and all those other decisions about purity
you have made or should make are important. But those things need to be done to glorify God.
I had that intension when I first started out but it changed some where. It became about me
some where down the line.I will meet the woman God has for me because of His grace. I won’t
have anything to add on and say to God “but it’s because I did this or that…..no!”
That is how amazing God’s grace is. His grace extends to every other area of our lives and not just in
Will you lean fully on His grace? Don’t rely on what you have done or what you can do and and and….
Rely on His grace!
13 And this you do with double guilt; you cover the altar of the Lord with tears [shed by your unoffending wives, divorced by you that you might take heathen wives], and with [your own] weeping and crying out because the Lord does not regard your offering any more or accept it with favour at your hand.
14 Yet you ask, Why does He reject it? Because the Lord was witness [to the covenant made at your marriage] between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously and to whom you were faithless. Yet she is your companion and the wife of your covenant [made by your marriage vows].
15 And did not God make [you and your wife] one [flesh]? Did not One make you and preserve your spirit alive? And why [did God make you two] one? Because He sought a godly offspring [from your union]. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one deal treacherously and be faithless to the wife of his youth. Malachi 2: 13-15
There is a lot to address in this passage of scripture but I am going to address one thing. I am going to focus on verse 14 and 15 to be more precise. What I am about to share with you is true and I have seen it in action. These scriptures are addressing one purpose of marriage. There are many reasons God has created the institute of marriage but I would like to focus on this specific one. Marriage is something God created and it is not to be taken lightly. In verse 15 we read,
“And why [did God make you two] one?” (Husband and wife)
“Because He sought a godly offspring [from your union]. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one deal treacherously and be faithless to the wife of his youth. ”
Marriage is bigger than husband and wife. God has a plan for your kids as well. Your children are not ordinary. God had a “godly offspring” in mind when He brought you together. And if you are still single He has the same thing in mind for you. He has a plan for you as an individual and as a family and then He has a plan for your children. It’s is your job as the parent to train up the child in the way he or she should go. The responsibility you have must not be taken lightly. If you are single how does this apply. Well for starters, be careful who you choose. Who you choose is going to determine a lot. How do you know if you have chosen the right mate? That is an entire discussion all on it’s own.
As a couple you have to be solid. Protect your marriage. God brought you two together because He has a plan for you and He has a plan for your kids and their kids and so on. A lot of parents think their kids are ordinary but that is not the truth. They are going to do great things and you have a responsibility to show them that. Make them see it. Teach them, instruct them. Their future is bright. Don’t force your agendas onto them. God’s call on their life is very unique.
If you are a young person and you don’t know your parents for whatever reason I want you to know you are not a mistake. God brought your parents together because He sought a “godly offspring” (you) from them. They might not even known what they were doing through ignorance but God knew. He has a plan for you. Don’t lose heart, you are not forgotten. God has an amazing plan for you. He has an amazing woman for you if you are a guy and an amazing man for you if you are a woman but He doesn’t stop there. He already has a plan for your kids!!! Wow, that is truly amazing.
Please, don’t treat your kids like they are normal because they are not. He has a plan for them. Bring them up in the admonition of the Lord. Like I said in the beginning, there are many reasons God created marriage. This is just one of them. God bless you and your family…..