I want to talk to you today about you being you.
Listen, we need you. The world needs you. Never in the history of humankind was a person ever born that could fulfill your destiny… until your birth day came along. Which reminds me of something I heard Bill Johnson preach recently: “If you only understood how breathtaking your own personal creation design is, you would never want to be anyone else.”
Receive this into your soul. This is profound, crucially vital truth for you. You truly are fearfully and wonderfully made. Daddy’s works are astonishing. He put an eternity of thought into making you exactly who you are. He doesn’t secretly prefer for you to be someone else, someone “better.” He doesn’t desire for you to try to make your life a copy of Joyce Meyers, or LeBron James, or Mother Teresa, or Bill Gates, or whoever else you admire.
He also doesn’t want you wistfully wishing you were more like that individual you see on Facebook who seems to be doing amazing things with their life. He deeply longs for you to simply take honest to goodness pleasure in… being you.
You are delightful.
You are a gift.
You are utterly important.
You are unreservedly essential.
We really, really need you to be you.
God gave you a unique set of fingerprints because He wants you to look at them and remember… in all of the history of the human race, there is only one you. Please don’t waste this one lifetime you have – this one shot at endowing us all with the riches of who you are – wishing you were more like someone else. Embrace being you today, and intentionally fling the dead-end comparisons far away from your mind.
As Oscar Wilde so aptly put it, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
Please, don’t hold back from us the gift of you. Be yourself today. The world around you is indescribably enriched as you shine forth the uniqueness of you. Remember. You were created with a purpose impossible to replicate in any other life… that no one else but you can fulfill!
At a heart level, what do you believe about Oscar Wilde’s quote? Is it possible for us, amidst all the seven billion plus people on the planet, to be truly, uniquely, entirely special?