We Are Not All the Same
but Unique Each in Our Own Way!
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well,” Psalm 139:14.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:10.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb,” Psalm 139:13.
I just watched the movie, “The Giver,” which I had read several years ago. In this future society, everyone has their own designed jobs and things that they must do in their community. No one is supposed to stand out and be more important or different, and emotions are suppressed for the higher good.
Later on, it becomes quite evident that this society is dystopian* and is not a utopian* one.
For soon enough, it becomes quite evident that all freedom has been taken away, and all emotions are suppressed. But without the freedoms to choose what is right or what is wrong, then what have we become?
All books are banned, and memories from the past are non-existent. But one is chosen as “the receiver,” and he is to be the receiver of memories. He is held in training by an older man who is “the giver,” and he imparts all of his memories and those that had come before him, into the young man.
In this society, everyone is watched by the supreme elder and others, who make certain that no one would go outside the boundaries of what is right. No one experiences joy or sorrow, or even love, for love has become an antiquated word.
Wouldn’t it be a sad and confining world if we lived like this?
If we were to lose our identity to become part of the greater good, we would become only drones and not the people that we were chosen to be.
Each of us has a gift, a talent, and things that we can offer the world around us. We are made in a unique way by the creator. We are chosen to exhibit those qualities in a way that would give God glory, and show those around us, that uniqueness.
Thank God that we still possess our own uniqueness.
Thank goodness that we don’t live in just a black and white world.
Thank goodness that we can all see the sun come up every morning.
Thank goodness we can watch the tender caress of a mother’s arms, and to look upon the face of a baby.
Thank goodness that we can cry, and experience compassion for those who are hurting and are in pain.
Thank goodness that we still bleed and that we know of our own humanity.
Don’t let the world around us suppress you, or take away those hidden and precious things that lie deep within you. Be all that you were meant to be.
*Dystopian: An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
*Utopain: Modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?