YOUR UNIQUE NATURE.
Understanding who we are plays a greater role in shaping our lives and in building our self-esteem. On daily basis, we meet with people, interact and share our views with them. We find out that they aren’t same as we are. They are things that made them quite different from what we think we are. Our perceptions, beliefs, body proportions, hobbies, relationships, taste, communication, our humors, intuitions and temperaments affect who we are, how we think and how we behave.
Being unique doesn’t really mean you’re a perfect being, a special entity or a superior human. It is not all about being popular, gaining fame or becoming a celebrity. This is your ability to look intensely at yourself both within and without. This little reflection can make you to clearly state what your inner and outer strengths are. With this, you can take a step forward to develop those strength and put them into use. These strengths and other uniqueness makes you so attracting to people around you. It may be your colour, your height, your character or whatever that adds value to your being. More to that is your ability to achieve what others sees as impossible. This is going the extra miles to achieve the the extraordinary with your God given nature. What point am I trying to make? God has given us more than we think we have. Our major problem is how to identify some of this unique nature. Many people blame God for making them a coward;that’s not true. God is a unique being and he can never create someone in his own image and likeness and make him a coward. If you think you are one, I think you are degrading the person of God because you were made in his image and likeness.
Often times, we meet people that challenges us with what they have, what they do and what they know. Why are they like that? They’ve actually identified with their natural being and they now see what makes them different from who they consider themselves to be before. They’ve weighed their strength and weaknesses and have considered the one that outweighed the other thereby working effectively to nurture and feed their strength. They also spend time to work on their weaknesses in order to grow stronger. John C Maxwell spent 50years working to improve himself in order to improve others. He had to go through different discipline and personal reflection just to improve himself. It was during this periods of personal reflection, studies, discipline and prayers that he discovered more of God’s nature, his capabilities and capacities. What’s the point there? Personal reflection gives way for personal growth. When we spend time reflecting through our lives, it helps us find out some unique nature in us and how to use them wisely to change our world; that’s uniqueness.
It doesn’t sound funny when some factors like people, situations, circumstances, challenges or our family background tends to push us to question our uniqueness. People around you may be the major factor limiting your uniqueness. They may make you think you aren’t good the way you are especially when you’re an introvert. This may make one withdrawn, rejected and dejected. If someone walks up to you and tell you that you’re ugly and even going further to describe the intense of your ugliness. Uuugh, it does hurt! The fact there is, being ugly doesn’t mean everything about you is ugly. In the world today, 70% of ugly people have high intellectual Quotient and they are using their high intellect to prove to the world that they can still be outstanding no matter their limitations.
Becoming physically impaired is not a limitation to your unique nature. Let’s take a look at the life of a young lady whose story moved the world. After the serious accident that got her paralyzed at age seventeen, Johnny Eareckson thought everything about her unique nature is impaired until she realized that her brain isn’t impaired too. She had to look for another way to be unique. Imagine, she drew with her pencils in between her lips. Her life still challenges me today;handicapped but unique.
Let’s go deep into our discussion properly. Hear me, you’re one of your kind. No one is like you. So, live your life to the fullest and live it by fulfilling purposes just like Myles Munroe, Helen Keller and other great men and women across the globe. Every single day, learn to wake up and belief in one of your kind. Learn to accept everything good about you (your looks, character, abilities). Never think you are a mistake. Wake up each day to admire your being. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, handsome, peculiar, strong, great and unparallel. Fly to the moon, touch the sky, let the world hear the echoes of your voice that you are unique. Life begins to make sense when you begin to admire who you are, belief in yourself and love who you are growing into, that’s how self love springs.
KJV:But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light( 1 Peter 2:9)
_See you at the zenith_
©Oloche Deborah Onyebe.