We were created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 recorded that we were create in God’s image. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” It pleased God to make each person unique, with his own combination of interests and abilities. Out of more than 7 billion people on this earth, no two person are exactly alike. You may have known moms who have given birth for twins or rather quintuplets, all of them are unique.
Christianity is a personalized experience.
The fact that there is no two people are alike, God treats each person with justice. He does exactly what is right with each individual. The calling to serve Him comes in one’s life through different circumstances and seasons. That’s why we have our own personal testimony of encountering God. And when we experienced the new birth (stated in John 3:3-5), God has given us unique blend of gifts; some of these are described in Romans 12:4-8 and I Cor. 12:8-11. We received a new life in Christ and joined to a great family called the family of God- His body, the church. We were liken to a building fitly framed together as well as a living stones.
There are no clones in the church. The New Testament recognized the diversities of gifts, personalities, and viewpoints as well – makes allowances for them within the framework of Christianity. It means that God in my uniqueness and personality, has a specific purpose in life which involves precise placement in His family. It is my responsibility to fulfill God’s purpose in my life. His grace gives me the desire and power to do His will. God has a purpose, a precise placement and a ministry for each one wherein to serve.
Bloom and Fruitful.
You have the choice to either wither and die or to – bloom and be fruitful!
But how? Here are the ways…
1. Do your best where you are. “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Your best effort, actions and intentions reflects who you really are. Find greatness in small endeavor. Take your heart with you and you will see beauty with the results.
What are you passionately about? Name your passions. Focus on your strength – that’s your core gift. (Mine, I love encoding documents, letters, articles…I can typed a 10 pages article with less effort…easy- that’s my word! I am a teacher…by passion, by profession – still in process).
Eric Liddell, the Olympic champion sprinter, said, “God made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure…
” 3. Look around you for the opportunities within your grasp. God made an investment in each person. He expects us to take full advantage of every opportunity He gives us. And when we do this, He will open more doors of opportunity.
It has been said many times, that success comes to those who “find a need and fill it.”