Be an original
Think a minute…It is 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.
“One of the hardest things in climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd of copies at the bottom.”
You are a specialist and truly one-of-a-kind. So you are not made to be all things to all people. Studies show that usually about 20% of those who know us do not really like us that much. It’s a fact of life and human nature that not everyone’s personality and preferences fit yours.
You simply cannot please all the people all the time. So don’t try to have peace at all costs—especially at the cost of your own integrity and success. “Don’t stay where you’re tolerated—go where you’re celebrated.” Be yourself. Be an original. You are the first and last person ever who will be exactly like you.
Over 90% of all flowers have no odor at all. It is 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.”
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 can show you all of your unique assets and abilities, plus help you to fully develop and maximize them. He loves you the way you are, yet He loves you too much to leave you that way. But first, you must ask Him to forgive and free you from your wrong heart and way of living.
Then every day keep choosing to live His way in every area of your life. Only Jesus can give you the inner power, discipline, and faith to become the true original He created you to be. “With God’s help, you will become yourself.” Just think a minute…