God doesn't bless who you pretend to be, He wants to bless who He created you to be. You are God’s masterpiece, created in His image, and He wants to use you exactly how you are. When we operate out of insecurities or go through life without God’s direction, we can easily fall into comparison (see How to Rejoice in God’s Goodness to Others). You cannot conform to anyone else’s idea of purpose.
When David goes to fight Goliath he is offered someone else’s armor and eventually declines because it was not fit for him.
1 Samuel 17:38-40 NLT Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again. He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.
God had already given David victory in his situation and prepared five stones and the infamous slingshot for David to slay the giant, but what would have happened if David chose to fight a battle using someone else’s weapons? The entire trajectory of his purpose might have been changed!
As Dr. Seuss says, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you.” God created and marked you for a specific purpose and there are things in this world that can only come from you. There are books, inventions, healing words, and prayers that can only be produced by you!
We all have gifts and anointings that are integral to the church. If we do not operate in the gifts and anointing that was put in and on your life, you limit the ability to be used in the fullness of your capacity. God has called each of us to represent Him differently, which means, we are called to give, show, and witness in a way that only you can. God created you for a purpose on purpose. So today, consider, meditate, and reflect on your identity in Christ and how He has uniquely marked you to make a very important Godly impact that only you can make!
Lord, Thank you for uniquely creating me! Help me continue to lean into my unique gifts and talents. Thank you for marking me and calling me to do good works for your Kingdom.