“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.”
2 Kings 22:1-23
Being unique means being one-of-a-kind. Not only are each and every one of us physically unique, but each of our stories are unique as well. We are God’s masterpieces, which means that our lives were perfectly and intentionally created, to each uniquely bring glory to His name.
At 8 years old, Josiah was made king of Jerusalem. He reigned as king of Jerusalem for 31 years and did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. When was the last time you heard about an 8 year-old being the king of anything? Yet God, who wrote Josiah’s story, uniquely crafted Josiah to be able to successfully lead a country and its people. God can and is doing the same thing with the story of your life. You might not have been an 8-year-old king, or even a teenage super-star, but God has gifted you with a unique personality and story in order to bring glory and honor to Him.
Being a follower and disciple of Jesus is a choice. We are not forced into anything, nor does God force us to stay in relationship with Him. Therefore, it is up to you to make the choice to be uniquely different than the rest of the world, and let yourself be transformed by God.
Do not let other’s callings or careers make you question your own; comparison is the thief of joy. You may think that your life isn’t unique because something crazy hasn’t happened—but unique doesn’t distinctly refer to a situation—but the state of your heart and your willingness to be used by God. Be one-of-a-kind and chase after Him.
Questions to think about:
- How are you going to live differently after what you just read?
- What can you do practically to help remind yourself that you are unique and loved by God?