Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dare To Be Different

The sun is glorious in one way, the moon is glorious in another way, and the stars are glorious in their own [distinctive] way; for one star differs from and surpasses another in its beauty and brilliance.

                                                                                                                                   1 Corinthians 15:41

I’m sure you’ve noticed how different human beings are! We’re all unique. Like the sun, the
moon, and the stars mentioned in today’s scripture, God created each of us to be different from one another, and He did this on purpose. Each of us meets a need, and we are all part of God’s overall plan. We’re all born with different temperaments, different physical features, different emotional makeups, different gifts and abilities- different everything. Our goal should be to find out what makes us special and unique and to succeed at being the best individuals we can be. When we struggle to be like others, we lose our distinctiveness and even lose ourselves in the process. We also grieve God’s Holy Spirit. God wants us to fit into His plan, not to devise our own plans or try to fit into someone else’s design. We need to find out what God wants us to have, who He wants us to be, and what He wants us to do. That’s where we’ll discover our gifts and find both success and enjoyment. You are an individual, created on purpose for a unique role in God’s plan. I encourage you to recognize and celebrate the things that distinguish you from everyone else and enjoy the freedom that comes from being exactly who God made you to be!


Love Yourself Today: “Thank You, Lord, for creating me to be different from everyone else and for making me special on purpose!”


  1. I really enjoyed this post Shanay. It ministered to me today. Thank you for sahring this.

  2. I'm glad this word really helped you today :-)