What makes you special?
Since the beginning of time billions of people have walked the face of the earth. Not a single one of them was, is or will ever be just like you.
Through the miracle of creation by the Creator God, you are one-of-a-kind. As humans our genetics are similar, but each of us has a unique DNA fingerprint that makes us different than anyone else in the world; past, present, and future.
What makes you special? It’s not really “what” – it’s Who! God makes you and me that special.
Whether you believe personality development is more a matter of nature or a matter of nurture doesn’t matter either. All of us recognize and agree that we are shaped by both our genetics and our surroundings—and both of those are unique to you.
I am in large measure the product of a hard-scrabble, small-town, single-parent upbringing that was so enriching there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t know how blessed I am for where I came from and how I was raised. Even those things I would change about myself or my environment helped shape the man I became and every success I experienced. Would I have loved to grow up with my daddy alive? Of course. But there is still a sense in which I wouldn’t change anything. It’s how God made me who I am.
The real clincher that you and I are special comes from my simple understanding that I was created in the image of a creative God: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them” (Genesis 1:27, NKJV). Later on in the Bible, David, the king of Israel, says, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14, NKJV).
You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You can daydream and fantasize about how you might have created yourself, but don’t waste too much time there. It won’t change what is. It will probably make you lose your gratitude for what you do have. It definitely isn’t good on the self-confidence. It’s a distraction. You were made perfectly and specially to be you. End of story.
Now would be a good time to thank God for making you fearfully and wonderfully—just the way you are!