God is so incredibly creative! Every spot, every stripe on His animals is different. Each snowflake unique. Every human, one of a kind. So with all these differences – why, do we mercilessly compare ourselves to each other??
We have different gifts according to the grace given us. Romans 12:6
It doesn’t matter which area, too quickly I have judged myself failure, then silently wallowed in defeat feeling sorry-for-myself. Why couldn’t I just be happy with who I was made to be? With the gifts God had given me?
God made me an original!
It’s true, someone else’s talents seem more amazing, more interesting. We usually envy whatever we are weakest in. How silly. That’s missing the most important point.
“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you…” 1 Timothy 4:14
I squandered too much time trying to be what I wasn’t, realizing finally God had given me specific gifts – for His glory. What a JOY when I began to ask Him to help me develop, use and not waste those talents.
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are One Body in Christ… Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 4:5-6
More blessing followed when I began to thank God for all the gifts I saw and admired. He showed me that He’d bestowed such a variety in The Body of Christ for everyone’s benefit!
“to equip the saints for the work of ministry,… building up the body of Christ,… to the unity of the faith… the knowledge of Jesus, … mature manhood,… the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4: 12-13
We are each- personally designed, uniquely equipped for our time, in this place.