Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pearl of the Day: Be An Original

 "If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise." ~Johann von Goethe

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like what you were going through just didn't matter to someone?  Have you ever shared your struggles with someone only to be belittled for how you felt, or have them just brush you off, or even worse criticize you for feeling that way?  I don't know if there's anything worse than feeling like you don't you aren't important enough for someone to listen to you and try to understand where you're coming from.

We each have our own life and our own unique set of circumstances that we're going through, and we all handle those things differently, so don't let anyone else try to make you feel like what you're going through isn't important.  Your life and your struggles are important.  You matter!  Just because you may not handle things the same way someone else does, doesn't mean you're doing it wrong.

If God wanted us all to be the same, He would have made us that way.  He chose to make us all different and unique.  He chose different colors for our eyes, hair, and our skin.  He chose different personalities for each one of us.  He chose different families for us to be a part of.  He chose each of our lives to be different, yet special.  He even chose each one of us to have a completely different set of fingerprints.  There is no one else on Earth with the same set of fingerprints that you have.  If God chose all those ways to make us different, then why in the world do we think we have to be just like someone else, or do things the way they do?

Stop beating yourself up!  You are not meant to be a cheap copy of someone else.  You were made with a divine purpose by the Creator of the Universe.  He knows you intimately.

Don't be sucked into the lie that you don't matter, or that no one cares.  Once you grasp the truth that you are important and that you matter, you may find that you're no longer drawn to people who don't genuinely care about you.  Life is too short to spend it with people who don't truly care about you.  You were made for so much more than that.

Allow yourself to be who God made you to be.  An original work of art is so much more valuable than a copy.  Until next time my friends, be blessed!

"You were born an original.  Don't die a copy."  ~John Mason


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