For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I have a confession to make.
I’m weird! But so are you! And by weird I mean different from everyone else. We’re all unique. Not one of us is the same as anyone else on this earth. Not even if you’re an identical twin, triplet or whatever.
Just as every snowflake is different so are each of us!
And we’re just fine and dandy with that until somewhere around the age of five or six. Something mysterious happens at about that time. We start to want to be like everyone else!
What happens when we start to remake ourselves in the image of the “cool kids?” We lose our snowflakiness. We forget who we were created to be. Instead, we work hard at imitating everyone else.
But that’s not what God wants for us.
He created us just the way he wanted us to be. He loves us just the way we are. I’ve spent most of my life trying to hide the fact I was a snowflake. Or at least I’d like to think I was able to hide it. There might be a good chance that I wasn’t quite as good at hiding it as I thought.
After all, I did have a book in my hands almost all the time. I felt like I never quite fit in with the people around me. But still nobody wants other people to think they’re weird or to have people look at them strangely, so I made the attempt to blend in.
To be like all the other snowflakes around me.
Now, I understand that those weird parts of me are what allow me to be a writer. And since I love being a writer, I’m learning to accept and even celebrate my weirdness…oops, I mean being different.
We aren’t who we are by accident. God designed us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. And he made us just the way he wanted us to be! Isn’t that an awesome thought? I hope that changes the way you think about yourself.
Give yourself permission to be the person God created you to be.
I’m a snowflake—and so are you!
Isn’t it time to celebrate your specialness, your uniqueness, your snowflakiness?
Share with us something you hated about yourself as a child that you’ve since discovered is really a blessing.
Until next time… GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!