When Tracy first asked me and my husband to write an article for her website, we did not think twice about it. Matter of fact, we found it to be an honor. See we met Tracy during an event sponsored by the Compassion International organization a few years ago. One of the first things we noticed about Tracy (which we treasure the most) is the fact that she has this natural "magnetism" about herself that really draws people to her. She is a giver and not afraid to pray for people (anywhere or anytime) which is our link to her. Over the years, we have gotten to know that although Tracy is very outgoing, there is this quietness about her particularly when she is laboring before The Lord for something in her life. How can this naturally funny and talkative person also be so quiet and focused in spiritual matters? Believe it or not the answer is in the question.
When God created the world, He did it exactly the way He wanted. Maybe some scholars might debate their theory on evolution vs. creation even though this is a "no-brainer" in my opinion. When the people cried out to God for a leader (1 Samuel 8), why was the good looking Saul appointed king? Why was Mary chosen over other girls who were also virgins (Matthew 1:18)? Even if you are not a Christian, but you like to read the Bible to be informed, I am sure you have the answer to these questions.
The Bible says God takes the foolish things in this world and confounds it to the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27) . Who knows why God does some of the things He does. All that should matter to you is that you should just be you for Jesus. My husband and I always say, "Comparison is a vision stealer and destiny robber." I have a past, and one of my past tendencies was to always compare myself to others which meant I was in a constant state of flux and uncertainty. So when I met my husband who comes from a wealthy background, I was a train wreck around him, because I could not see why in the world he would pick me. He grew up with vacation homes, attending benefit concerts, and actually using the right utensils at mealtime. I am the girl who loves anything outdoors, and I grew up in a family living from paycheck to paycheck. My husband had some of the most beautiful women to select from, but instead he picked me and I picked him. To those around us and even you might be thinking the same thing, "What was wrong with this man to want to marry such an insecure woman?"
I remember quite vividly when I accepted Jesus as my personal savior. I went through a season of why oh why did Jesus have to get hurt so much. Of course, now I know that season was critical in my transformation from the inside out in creating a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit in my life. I was so busy trying to make logical sense of Jesus' death that I forgot to celebrate His resurrection.
See my point is you are suppose to be you. God needs you to be you with a sense of awareness of who He is. Being you means you are already good enough for whatever it is that God is calling you to do. Being you means if you dream of being just like somebody else, you are insulting God based on the knowledge that He created you in the image of Christ. Being you means you have a desire to grow, learn, change, and be impactful to the world around you. Being you means that your flaws can be made perfect with God. Being you means that you are redeemed because of Jesus. Being you means that you do deserve to have a great, godly man or woman regardless of their financial resources to love you passionately which was my forever life lesson in realizing I will never know why God does some of the things He does. God knows what He was doing when He picked Saul to be king, created the order of the universe, chose a young girl named Mary, allowed me to marry a man I never knew was possible, and gave our dear friend Tracy a fearless desire to pray for others. The great part about this is that you do not need to sped time worrying about it. All you have to do is to just be you.
I want to encourage you today to look around your neighborhoods and communities and be you in showing the love of Christ. Extend yourself to the welfare of others with what you have just like the widow (Luke 21:1-4). Don't settle for anything less when it comes to your purpose. You may have to fight for your right to be you for Jesus, and that is a battle you will win! I'm different from Tracy, and she's different from me. We come from the same God who has given us different paths. Don't spend time comparing yourself to anyone. Celebrate your uniqueness. We believe in you, so get going with BEING YOU!