We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12
For more than a century now, government and security agencies all over the world have depended on using fingerprints to identify people. Many complex and complicated criminal matters have been resolved with that technology. But recent discovery now is that scanning the iris of the eye is even more reliable as it is five times more effective than just fingerprinting. Simply for one reason: There are 240 unique features in your iris to distinguish you from every other person on the face of the earth. Wow! Isn’t that amazing!
Friend, you are unique! I know we’re easily attracted to other people especially when they look better, do better or live better than us. And so we try every way to imitate them—the way they look, talk or dress. We want to pattern our life after theirs.
Well, there’s nothing wrong in having role models in life. We need people to inspire us, motivate us and push us further in life. The only problem is when we want to become dissatisfied with who we are and we try to be like another person. That’s what we need to avoid.
Friend, you’re special. You’re unique. There’s not another like you. That’s why you need to celebrate your uniqueness. Don’t lose your uniqueness to another person. The best you can be of another person is a copy. Why would you die a copy when God made you original!
I want to leave you with the ABC of dealing with an inferiority feeling. First, ACCEPT yourself. Be satisfied and contented with who you are. The Creator didn’t make a mistake with you. No! Second, BELIEVE yourself. You have what it takes to make it like others. You just need to work on yourself. But more than anything else, CELEBRATE yourself. When you stand before the mirror, be happy with what you see. Others are too busy to celebrate you if you don’t. That’s how David felt of himself:
How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well. Psalm 139:14, NIRV