Uniquely Designed

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14).

Scientific studies have shown that each of us are born with distinctly unique features that set us apart from every other person who ever lived or who will ever live. Science shows for example that, every single person has a different set of fingerprints that does not change until the day that we die. Even identical twins who we struggle to tell apart can be distinguished by their fingerprints. Why did God go to such lengths to create us so different and unique from each other? The answer to this lies in our unique purpose and destiny. This also trumps the idea that we can be reincarnated or return to earth at another time.

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13). God took the time to consider our unique characteristics, personality traits, physical features and the time for our birth. The most unique specifications about us are our gifts and talents. God designed us to fulfil a specific role and to pursue a particular pathway. Our gifts, talents and passions answers the question of why we were born and the problems that we were created to solve. Although we may have similar gifts to others, our authenticity relates to the unique way that we express those gifts and abilities.

While it is important to have mentors and people who we admire, God is pleased when we express what he has placed inside of us. There are too many people walking around as carbon copies of other people. Some people try to imitate their idols by trying to mirror how they sing, play an instrument or how they dress. If you are called to be a poet, write and express poetry based on what you feel on the inside of you. By all means, have role models who you emulate, but for heaven’s sake, do not spend your life trying to be like them. Be the best version of the person that God created you to be.

We are created in the image of God to display his creative expression in our humanity. Within our genes is the expressed image of God and his ideas formed our substance. Our desire for inspiration can be filled through intimacy with God who isn’t short of ideas. “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth” (Psalm 139:15).

A.P.-Y.

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