Tuesday, September 28, 2010
You Are Custom-Designed By God
Be Yourself and You Will Be in Your Best and God's Rest
Each person is a unique expression of God's loving design.
Say you look at a Bill-board over the mall on your way to office, there stands a attractive model who says, "You wanna look like me....", and after that brief look you go on thinking you want to become like him/her. Or you have your favourite actor/actress in your mind and you let them infulence you so much that you want to look like him/her. This is one of the most dump or stupid thing that you can do to yourself. Why?
Because God has created you uniquely to be yourself. This is why the Bible says, "...You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt 19:19). In other words if we first do not learn how to love ourselves and accept ourself just the way God has created us to be, we cannot give out God's unconditional love to others because of our hidden insecurity.
When we try to be the way others look, talk, smile, eat, dress and behave, it is like saying to God, 'Why have you created me like the way I look like....?' It is an absolute insult to God who has custom designed you to look like just the way you are. I do not say that God wants you to be overweight and look shabby, those are the things we let ourselves to be because of our laziness. We should be clean, look fantastic with whatever clothe line God has given us and should smell fantastic with a clean and clear look which always brings glory to God whom we represent as His dear children. Without fail in these things, the verse "Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect" (Matt 5:48) applies to us all. As also the old adage says, "Cleanliness is next only to Godliness". First the inner cleanliness of God the Father's character we should exhibit and then the outer cleanliness does matters.
Never compare yourself with others. You are the only and only unique custom designed creation by God in the entire universe. God wanted only you to be the "one and only you" in the entire universe. The biological anatomy of each person in this planet says and exhibits the unique intention of God in creating each one uniquely. Do you know that the palm prints of each person is very unique and totally different from any other person in the entire universe.
Think about it? Nearly Seven billions are living around the world, yet each person's fingerprints, DNA, phycological makeup, talents, look, color, behavior are all unique and different from each other. Only as we start to compare ourselves to others, we lose our unique identity that God has given us and long to become like someone whom we are not and cannot be.
It is like a cat seeing a baby on the bed, tries to imitate and lie down in the same way just like the baby beside it, intesely thinking and desiring to become like that baby whom the mother loves. It is a absolute joke to hear such a strange desire of a lustful cat [I think this is why they are called Copy-Cats☺], but some of us are like this cat and lose the God's-image of uniqueness in which He has created us (Gen 1:26-27).
Every person has uniqueness in God created identity that nobody else has. David was very close to God's heart because he understood his unique identity in God and said to Him, "15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [by Your Hand] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them." (Psa 139:15-16, AMP). In other words according to this beautiful Scriptures we have read above, you were in God's blueprint before you ever came in to existence, by His own will and wisdom He has intricately designed you in His beautiful mind even before the earth ever came in to existence. You were in God's mind before you even appeared in your mothers womb as a tiny cell.
So, accept yourself as God's best and never compare yourself with others because you are unique. Be yourself and you will be at your dynamic best. Express yourself as you are and not as you want to be and don't be too concerned of what others might think of you. What others think of you is not your problem, it is their's if they think wrongly about you. Think for yourself and you will be a unique man/woman God has created you to be.
When you live like this, you are putting a SMILE on God's FACE and I bet you will also put a smile on other's face too because you will be at your creative best that will surprise all those who see you.
Say to yourself, "I am God's Best when you feel like you want to conform yourself to be like someone else."
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." ~E.E. Cummings, 1955