Updated: Apr 30
Have you ever wondered why you never seem to fit in? You always seem to do things different than others. You are always called "the strange one" lol. Well, the good news is that YOU ARE, and you need to get comfortable with that.
We tend to want to follow the latest trend. Whatever may be the latest thing out there. Sometimes when we do not have a clear vision for our own lives, we end up following what everyone else is doing. For whatever reason, the crowd always seems to be the most attractive, because they give a sense of unity, which we all know that is not always the case. Sometimes true, but not always.
Many of us are familiar with the famous saying "take a walk in my shoes". It is a saying that most people say when they want others to relate to what they are going through. This was the inspiration behind the title of this blog. It's ok to relate to people and be compassionate. However, no one can fully comprehend the depth of an individual except for the creator Himself. Even twins, as much as they look alike have different finger prints. Being UNIQUE is a good thing, and we need to learn to accept our differences while APPRECIATING others differences as well.
Let me introduce you to a man named David. A shepherd boy, a man God called "a man after my own heart (1 Sam. 13:14, NKJV)." The one that was left behind by his own family because he did not seem to fit in. One thing I love about David is that he was so confident in God's call for his life that he was willing to let the king know (king Saul) that he could not fight Goliath using his armor ( 1 Samuel 17v39), but he had to use what God gave him. In the natural realm, David sounded and looked crazy. However, we learn from this story that God will use what he has given to us, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to others.
Long story short, David defeated Goliath with what was given to him by God. If you have never read the story of David defeating the philistines in the bible, I encourage you to take some time and do so. It is a wonderful story that depicts how God does not look at the appearance or credentials of a man to qualify them, but He who created us knows what we need to be VICTORIOUS!
We need to become so comfortable with what God has given us. You may not do things like everyone else, but you have something that God placed in you! You are not a MISTAKE! So, if you sing, sing like no other. If you have a restaurant, serve your clients like no other. Whatever it is, no body can do it like you! Always remember that. This is why your DIFFERENCE is so important!