"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
You were designed to stand out! You were created with unique qualities that differ from everyone else! God is not into clones!
Each Christian bares an aspect of God's personality that has to be visible to all you come in contact with. You will never find two people who are exactly the same. There may be similarities, but they will always be different.
Society and all of its advertisements are constantly telling us that we should join the crowd. The pressure, for some, to fit in-in order to be accepted has created stress and confusion.
Unfortunately, for those who refuse to fit in, there's a price to pay in that you are talked about negatively. But that's okay! It only speaks to the insecurities of others who, for whatever reasons, are afraid to be who they should be. Negative behavior is used by them to manipulate, and control others by making them feel like they will be ostracized if they don't fall in line. This type of mentality is plagued with jealousy, envy, and a host of other insufficiencies.
God made no mistake when He created you with the personality, ability, and uniqueness that you possess. He packaged you in the way He knew would be the most effective! Don't let anyone try to hinder you from being your true, authentic self!
You were born to stand out! There are people who are waiting to cross your path who need everything God has given you. Don't short change them! Don't be concerned about who likes you and who doesn't. The people who treat you negatively are often the very ones who admire you!
Be proud of who you are! Be proud of how God has wired you! As you spend time in His presence, He will tweak the things that need adjusting, but outside of that, you serve a special purpose in His kingdom. Never forget that!
Each day that you wake up and realize that you are still alive, set out to make a lasting impression on your corner of the world! Make a difference for God! Make a difference in the lives of all those around you! In all you do, NEVER TRY TO FIT IN!
As a writer, I enjoy giving you the honest side of truth! As an artist, I create what doesn't exist. Each day I look for new and creative ways to use every ability God has so graciously given me.