Do you believe in destiny? The kind that resonates somewhere inside and stirs one’s whole being from the crown of the head down to the tips of the toes? God does. He has created destiny in you that says: born just as you are with a unique purpose.
Maybe there are some questions bubbling up when you consider the concept of destiny: “Who me? My sibling, best friend, co-worker or neighbor who is the special one not me.” Or, “I have a destiny but I’m not there yet. Maybe after I finish my education, find a job, settle down, then I will feel more like I have a destiny.” Or even,”God’s got bigger things to worry about than giving me a destiny.”
Romans 12:6 MSG “So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts of Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.”
How many times do we compare ourselves or try to be something we aren’t? Facebook, Instagram and media in general feed into the trap of comparison. When we aren’t careful we can get stuck comparing our lives to that of others.
Comparison robs us of discovering and celebrating the unique purpose God has created for each of us. To get away from comparison we have to shift our perspective; we have to change the lense that we look through everyday. God’s invitation is to come just as we are, we don’t need what everyone else has. He has both formed and created us for the moment that we are in.
Consider these questions today:
1. How has God has created you with unique wiring, abilities and gifts?
2. When you consider your uniqueness how may this offer clues about your God created destiny?
3. Do you find that comparing yourself to others is easier to do than being who you are made to be? If so, how may God be inviting you to view yourself differently?
May the God of goodness, grace, redemption and love continue to light your path brightly as you journey to embracing your wholeness in Him.