It’s Ok To Be Different

But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. 1 Peter 2:9 TPT

Although we’re chosen by God as kings and priests, we are all very unique in our calling. The only way to find out just how God intends to use us, we must first understand our identity. Our identity if found in Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.

Imagine if we all wanted to be a doctor. It’s a great thing to aspire to, but if your motive in becoming a doctor is merely to make money, think again! There are a whole lot of expenses involved in the process, not to mention study, discipline and self sacrifice. We’ve all been to doctors who have no passion for what they do, but we’ve also experienced many doctors who do.

In the same way, God gave us a heart for various things. Some of us would make great teachers, some prophets, others evangelists, etc., but not everyone would. Each and every gift is given by the Father, but it’s up to us to develop those gifts and use them as God desires us to.

Understanding people can be challenging at times. Some of us never get it right because we don’t understand the simple fact that people have different personalities and communicate differently. It doesn’t make them stupid or wrong, just different then you.

Even within the different gifts, our personalities, our backgrounds are all variables. It’s what makes each of us God’s own gifts within the body that He’s putting together as a bride for His dear son. Appreciate those differences—He does!

Seeking relationship with God works like that too. We each have our own unique relationship with Him. Yours won’t look like mine and mine won’t look like yours. As we seek Him, we find Him when we seek Him with all our heart. I may see Him differently than you, it doesn’t make me wrong it makes me different.

Until Next Time,

Sandy G

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