Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Unique

Today's post is about uniqueness. God created each and every one of us in His own image, and He said that what He saw was "Good!" That being said, why is it that I struggle so much with the way God made me? One of my worst faults, and there are many, is comparing myself to others. I can see so much good in everyone else, but I am so hard on myself. I see other Christian's strengths so clearly, but when I look in my own mirror, I see so much weakness.

I have so many friends that I admire. I admire how they get out of the boat and stand with Jesus in the most frightening of storms. Storms that I know would leave me hanging on for dear life to the side of the boat.

I hear people speak and share their testimony, and I say to myself,"I want to walk like that with the Lord."....I will sometimes look for God to show Himself to me like He does to others that I admire......but He doesn't.....because I am not those people. As much as I admire them, I am not like them. I am like me. God made me (like it or not) how I am. Unique. Not like anybody else. So for me to try to imitate someone else's walk is pointless, because God designed me to walk a different way.

I once took a class that taught about Moses. Often you will hear people say, "I wish God would send me a burning bush!":) But think about it for a minute, if He did, what would you do? Would you tell ANYBODY about it?....:) I probably wouldn't either.:)
You know even Moses had to have been caught off guard by the whole thing. He didn't sit there and think for a minute and slap himself on the head and say,"Oh! This is my burning bush experience like Adam had!" :) He couldn't, because no one had ever had an experience with God like that before. It was unique. Designed just for Moses. God speaks to all of us in a different way, because He created us to be different. We each have our own unique relationship with our Creator.

Psalm 139:13-14
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my
mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.


So now each day, I am trying to embrace my own personality a little more. I am trying to figure out what God wants me to do with the abilities and strengths He has given me. I am going to try to stop comparing my weaknesses to other people's strengths. God made me to be Amy. Not anybody else. I'm so grateful that He loves me just like I am......... a work in progress.:)

2 comments:

melissa said...

in that book i want you to read, warrior chicks, she talks about runners and how they have to stay in their own lane when they run. if they step into someone else's lane they get penalized. its the same with us, God put us in our own and particular lane for a reason and we don't need whats in someone elses lane only what God has put in ours. so far so good with the blog and i will read more when i have time. keep it up!!

Dianne said...

Yeah, my problem is that I not only comapre myslef to others, but their approval of me is even more important to me. I am getting better at accepting that there will always be people in the world who either just don't care or don't approve. Truth is, I can't doa anything about them, but I can do something about me.