“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.” (1 Sam 17:40).
Who are you trying to be? Do you know that God made you an original not a copy? I am always excited whenever I read the story of David and Goliath. I have read this particular story countless times, yet, I never cease to get inspired and learn something new from it every time. Talk about being unique and having confidence in God, David is a great example. In this story, (1 Samuel 17), David demonstrated confidence in God and appreciation of his God given talent. He refused to confront Goliath in Saul’s armour, instead, he looked to God and used his natural talent. As always, Jehovah honoured David, God’s SUPER came on David’s natural and he Supernaturally defeated the giant tormenting the nation of Israel! What a master piece!
It’s sad when we try to be a copy of the ‘Jones’ next door rather than take time to develop the unique giftings God has deposited in us. Yes, ‘the Jones’ might be more beautiful, more educated, more experienced…. ‘ but they definitely do not have everything. There is more than enough left for each and everyone of us. (Ephesians 3:20). God has gifted everyone with something original and unique waiting to be discovered! Can you imagined if David had tried to please Saul and be an imitation of Saul instead of using his natural God given talent. If David was busy trying to be a copy of Saul, his efforts would not have been blessed by God, he would not have received the favor of God on his life. He probably would have ship wrecked his life like Saul. And his name would never have been recorded in the hall of fame on earth and most especially in heaven today.
We all need inspiration from others. It’s alright to get inspiration from people we look up to as good role models, but you can never be the best of you, as long as you are busy trying to be a copy of them. Even if you succeed at being ‘the best of a copy’ you have still not scratched the surface of who God created you to be – ‘A Master Piece of His glory’. And you might be able to fool people trying to be a copy cat but God can’t be fooled. Take sometime today and meditate on who you are in Christ. God has created you as a Master Piece. Focus on your assets, no matter how small it looks, work and develop it, prepared and show your yourself approved onto God. And in due season God will bless your efforts, open the right doors an supernaturally promote you. Be encouraged beloved, In Christ Jesus you are more than a conqueror!
Prayer Confession: Father thank you that I am made in your Image and likeness. I am fearfully and wonderfully created by you. I am a master piece in Christ Image. I am endowed with creativity and dominion. The Lord has made me the head and not the tail. I am an original work of God’s hand not a carbon copy of anyone. Holy Spirit enlighten the eyes of my understanding daily to my uniqueness and destiny in Christ. I declare in Jesus name, I will not labour in vain trying to be a copy of another, but I will appreciate and invest my time to be who God says I am in His Word. By faith, I receive the grace and the resources to develop my gifts and talents to full capacity. As I do, in due season I shall be favored and promoted to manifest the glory of God in my destiny. In Jesus Name. Amen!
Reflection:"He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord’s, and he has set the world in order." (1 Samuel 2:8).
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