Perfect For Your Purpose
As a child, i was introverted; I wasn’t really the type to talk about my feelings. I expressed them through writing. Writing songs, poems, stories…just writing. I suffered from a lot of insecurities growing up. I found faults in literally everything about myself. My looks, my body shape, my height, my skin tone…literally everything. I remember one of the pieces I wrote during one of my dark days. It was titled THE TEENAGE DREAM.
In the piece I created a mental picture of who I wished I was and it was so different from who I really am in reality. Like every thought of mine penned down in writing, I read them to myself for a while and then burn them to ensure no other eye sees it. But I never forget the words written down in them. THE TEENAGE DREAM projected an image of a woman I felt that if I was would have made me happy, worthy, and fulfilled. But how true is that?
This is same story so many youths out there share. That feeling that if you were someone else would have made you outstanding and appreciated. Of course, now we no longer need mental pictures, we can see them on TV. We call them idols. Some go as far as undergoing surgery just to look exactly like their idols. That’s the worst injustice anyone can do to his/herself. It goes a long to show how little you have discovered of yourself. A revelation of the treasures within will snuff the life out of any such thoughts in your head. Don’t you know? YOUR UNIQUENESS IS YOUR TRADEMARK
Life taught me – that what you don’t have is simply because you don’t need it. Walking with God, I’ve come to understand that he is a God of purpose.
The lion does not need the eye sight and wings of an eagle to fulfill its purpose nor does the eagle need its fangs to fulfill its purpose. Elijah did not need the physical strength of Samson to achieve his purpose nor did he need to be as extroverted as King David to fulfill his calling. Jesus surely didn’t need the wealth of King Solomon to live purpose and King Solomon didn’t need to be as mobile as Jesus was to fulfill his.
What you have is what you need. Learn to be contented with who you are. Develop yourself but not using someone else as a yardstick for measuring who you are meant to be. Learn yourself because in learning myself, I found a million reasons to be grateful for who I am. I LOVE ME. DO LOVE YOU