Be an original
Think a minute…It’s said that we human beings are the only creatures who refuse to be what we are. One writer put it: “When people are free to do as they want, they usually copy each other.” Yet every successful person becomes successful because he or she discovered and developed their own special abilities. As one guy said: “One of the hardest things about climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd of copies at the bottom.”
You are a specialist.You’re not made to be all things to all people. Surveys have shown that usually about 20% of all the people who know you don’t really like you that much. You just can’t please all the people all the time! So don’t try to have peace at all costs—especially at the cost of your own success. “Don’t stay where you’re tolerated; go where you’re celebrated!” Be yourself. Be an original! You really are one-of-a-kind. You’re the first and last person who will ever be exactly like you.
You know that over 90% of all flowers have no odor at all. It’s the ones with a sweet fragrance that we remember. So don’t be afraid to be different, if it means being yourself. We’re like rivers, “If we follow the easy path of least resistance, it will make us crooked.” So don’t follow where the path may lead; go where there is no path and leave your own trail. “You’re born an original;don’t die a copy!”Remember, nobody can be you as well as you can. Too many people are like the living dead: they’ve buried their real talents and abilities.
Jesus Christ can show you all of your unique talents and strengths, as well as help you to develop and maximize them. He loves you the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way. But first you have to ask Him to forgive and free you from your past wrongs. Then everyday you must choose to live and do things His way. Only Jesus can give you the inner security and confidence to become the true original you are. Just Think a Minute…