Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Be Uniquely You

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

You may not have the strength of another believer in certain things, but God has given each of us the strength to be, and do, what He created us to do.

The Psalmist said, “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure” [Psalm 18.32].

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” [Philippians 4.13].

King David adds, “In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all” [1Chronicles 29.12]. 

How about that! God gives strength to all. But I also believe there are specific things, unique only to you, that He gives strength to make you individually strong. The Psalmist said, “From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works” [Psalm 33.14-15]. Paul wrote, “Now you are the body of Christ, and member individually” [1 Corinthians 12.27].

In other words, God wired us the way He wants. We fit together, but each is powered somewhat differently. He has strengthened some one way, and some another. Each person has a kind of strength that another doesn’t possess.

Here’s my point. There is something uniquely you, something God has put in you that gives you strength and character and purpose. It’s your foundation, the place from which God wants to use you to serve and bless others. 

We often wish for someone else’s strength rather than to discover and cultivate our own. So remember, God individually fashioned you! You are wonderfully unique. It’s that you, which God wants to bring blessing to others.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139.14

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