body of Christ

Stay Unique

be yourself  

I remember my junior and senior year of high school everyone would always ask me that one question I dreaded. "What are you going to major in, in college?" But what I heard was, ”What do you want to do with the rest of your life?"

The reason I dreaded that question and still am not to keen on it is because I had no clue what the answer was.

This is a question we are confronted with at an early age. I remember in first grade I wanted to be a veterinarian, and then it was a professional figure skater, and then chef, and the list goes on.

I have never been that person that is exceptionally great at one thing. I feel like I'm good at a few things and mediocre in some others. I couldn't see how the things I loved would ever work together. I would always ask God, "How are you going to use this gift and this other one together?"

I have started to actually see now, 4 years into college, how God is using my different gifts and abilities together. He knew what He was doing when He made me, and the same goes for when He made you.

He made you for a unique purpose. For something that only you could do. He gave you all the abilities you needed for that purpose, and will pick up the slack where you’re not so gifted. (One thing I've learned is that God loves using the unqualified because then we know that it was all by his power, so go after your dreams! Check this post out for more details on this >>

So what I'm trying to say is, don't try to fit into someone else's purpose. Don't try to be something you're not.

We are all part of the body of Christ, but we all have different functions. What good would a body be if it was made out of just hands? It wouldn’t be able to do whole lot that’s for sure. So I encourage you to focus on your gifts and abilities, and how you can use them to help the body of Christ.

Discover what you are really passionate about and what you love, and dive deeper into those things. That is when you will start to see how they go together.

Don't give up on what you truly love to do just because it doesn't make sense. Keep pushing through and developing the gifts God gave you, and keep on using them! When you do that, there is no telling what amazing things you will achieve, and I guarantee you will be blown away by how everything will work together because when God starts a work He always finishes it!