Thursday, August 26, 2010


if you ever feel the need to compare your giftings, your personality and your calling to other people.... let these Words speak to your heart.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another. [galatians 5:25 - 26 amp]

Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original. [galatians 5:25 - 26msg]

He created you. He knows every little detail about you. and He didn't make a mistake when He gave you that personality, that body type, and those weird quirks. each of us in an original masterpiece, made by the Master Creator. we are all made in His image. We are all made into His likeness. He just decided to use different forms of art when He made each of us.

  • you may be like the mona lisa, so mysterious and enigmatic.
  • you could be like a warhol painting, so colorful and full of life.
  • or you could be like the pieta, once a cold hearted stone, now your life is filled with beautiful details.
  • you could have a personality as enchanting as van gogh's starry night
  • or you (or other people you know) could be a picasso painting, something that is quite difficult to understand and even appreciate, and yet it's still considered beautiful in some people's eyes ;)

all different pieces of art. they are all unique. they are all priceless. not one is better than the other.

we are all unique. we are all priceless. not one of us is better than the other. He's put a little bit of Himself in all of us and we bear the stamp of our Master Creator because we have the breath of life. don't think any less of yourself because God knew what He was doing when He put you together. don't think highly of yourself either, because all you have was only given to you. don't compare yourself to others and wish you were like them. and don't wish others to be more like you. instead celebrate how He made you to be and rejoice in others' uniqueness too.

our Creator has showcased His splendor by creating something as beautiful as you and sharing it with the rest of the world... so embrace what God has put in you and embrace the beauty of the people around you as well.

so celebrate you. and celebrate others.
each life is worth celebrating because each life is from Him