Afraid to Stand Out Part 2

A bouquet is beautiful because of the uniqueness of each flower.

Why try and fit in when you are created to be unique?

As much as we are alike (each with a brain, bone structure, two eyes, two arms two legs, and one nose) we are also remarkably different.

Psalm 139: 13-14

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

We each have been patented by our Creator with our own unique personality, gifts, talents and passions.

A patent is a form of intellectual property. A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, usually twenty years. The patent rights are granted in exchange for an enabling public disclosure of the invention. (1)

God wants us to walk in this uniqueness boldly, unhindered by outside influences. We feel so much social pressure to fit in and play along with others even if it means losing ourselves, which was never the plan. He wants us to live and operate in our uniqueness yet being different usually means your companions will now include confrontation, rejection, and isolation instead of the acceptance and status quo we seek from those around us. We stomp out the fires of our inner passions to conform to a mindless consensus.

You are meant for great things. You are beautiful and full of purpose. Don’t ever let yourself be jaded by everyone else. Be you!!

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent