We spend our entire life trying to fit in but we fail to realize we were created to be different. Each of us are made up of peculiar DNA that not only semblance our personalities but gives us distinctive characteristics that make us who we are today. Along with that, our personal experience contributes to our evolving character and personality. But what happens when we start to take on a false identity to accommodate others and not stay true to who we really are?
We all have had that one moment where we wanted to fit in or be the "cool kid". I remember when I wanted the Call of Duty game: "World at War". I was not a fan of the Call of Duty games (I was more of a Rainbow Six guy) but I wanted it because everyone else was getting this particular game for Christmas. I remember opening up the freshly sealed game case and placing the new disk into my Xbox 360. By this moment, I was glazing at the screen while I watched the game boot up. After only minutes into the game, I was already ready to brag about the game more than I was ready to brag about how bad I sucked at playing it. But who would have known I only bought the game just be a part of a discussion or just to fit in.
Being different is not being weird or creating unwanted negative attention but; however, it's the act of separating yourself from the common person and building a "wow" factor that leaves you noticeable. Webster dictionary states that different is “not of the same kind : partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality” Our society has a bad habit with associating "different" with a person's social skills, rather than the creativity that individual possess. So the next time you call someone weird or say you or they are different; analyze what you are saying pertaining to the key factors you use to make that assumption.
Who am I?
There’s only ONE you. You can search and compare every single person that is currently on this Earth and you may find someone with similar desires and characteristics but there is no one that is EXCATLY like you.NO one will have the same exact finger print as you, motives, desires or even thoughts. Your thoughts might be similar but not the same. We all have to learn who we really are and then we can then begin to set our self apart from others. I guarantee once you start tapping into your uniqueness, you will start to learn the very little things that make you who you are.
You will discover what drives, what passions you have, what inspires you and many more things. Take an inventory of who you are and write down your likes, dislikes, what makes you mad, what makes you cry, what you want in life, the ideal career, wife/husband, your dream house and even your future retirement goals. These are only a few things that will help you discover parts of you that you never even known. This will help you understand your DNA.
Who God says you are
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart….. (Jeremiah 1:5NIV)
God created each and every one of us. He made us all different and gave us all different gifts to help us fulfill our purpose in life. (Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV).The best way to figure out who you are is to spend time with God by praying, fasting and taking notes on what God shares with you (For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11 NIV). Also you can ask the questions mentioned in the above paragraph and as well find a person that will help pull out gifts that are lying dormant inside you. You have so much about you that you may not even know but with proper guidance you will uncover the known unknown.(For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)