Have you ever looked at another person and wished for something they have? And I don’t mean when you were five-years-old either!
It could be as simple as their clothing style? Or, their hair colour? Maybe their laugh is not as loud as yours? (Which is something you’re conscious of.) Or that you just blatantly wish you could be them?
Comparison kills dreams. It kills purpose, and it can even kill the individual themselves.
I am a twin, and we were compared our whole lives – which is ironic, because being non-identical, in some ways (in nearly every way) we are the complete opposite, and yet, people felt compelled to mold our identities together.
It’s only after the last few years that I have felt free to not take on other people’s expectations or assumptions, which means that, I have decided to live and become who God created me to be.
It doesn’t mean that some days aren’t hard, but I feel that we need to be people who look to God for our affirmation and step into that identity instead.
We need to be unapologetic about who God has created us to be, because, this world needs love and grace, not more clones.
Be bold…in the pursuit of realising what God says.
Be brave…and uncompromising in our faith.
But most importantly, just remember, to be you.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am.” 1 Corinthians 15:10