We all have something that is different or unique about who we are today. It is these differences that make us interesting and uniquely qualified to help others in some way. Unfortunately, due to human behavior we have taken our differences as something to be judged by, a referendum that is reviewed on social media, chewed up by the general public and pushed aside as broken and no good. If we look to find out how we are to use our unique abilities we must consult with the One who made us. Every interaction we have is with another person created by God. This leads me to one of my favorite quotes – “Be kind to others because every person we encounter is fighting a battle we know nothing about” (many sources attributed to this quote). The point is God has a plan for each one of us and a purpose for us and because He created us out of His love it is a plan and purpose for our good. May your uniqueness be a blessing to others today.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
(This photo was taken in August of 2016 in Arches National Park in Utah)