Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Everybody IS Somebody


Whenever Lauren and I watch a video or read a book together, she picks out characters for us to be.  We are always the girl characters.  Usually she is the main girl and I’m the sidekick! We must each take part.  We have to be somebody.

And each of us is somebody.

Some of us are strong, boisterous, leaders of those around us.

Some of us are quiet, compassionate and meek.

Others are opinionated, bold and in charge.

Others maybe gentle, patient and followers.

Some of us are fashionable, trendy and modern.

Some of us are comfortable, classic or farm worthy.

Some may be short fused.

Others longsuffering.

Some of us see the positive around us.

Others may dwell on the negative.

These attributes make up our characters. It is who we are.  We may be the main girl. The one who leads the show and enjoys it.  Or we may be the sidekick, living our lives quietly, but still making an impact on those in our lives.

When I stop to look at the uniqueness of those around me I am once again in awe of our Awesome Creator. Each of us is created to be a special individual, one of a kind. God’s special design and love wrapped up into a package of humanness.

And when this uniqueness and quirkiness of others sets me on edge.  I try to remember God is the Creator of that person who is rankling me.  He is the one who loves each and everyone of us, because he formed us with His love.

I try to remember that we can’t all be like me, because if you all were, well then, we would all be waiting for someone to lead, waiting for someone to speak out, waiting, waiting, waiting, because I’m not one to step up and take the initiative.

And if you were all like me then there would be a lot of quiet, listening people just staring at one another waiting for someone to talk so we could all listen!

And if you were all like me we would all have clean houses and full tummies, but there wouldn’t be those who would teach, nurse, and run businesses.

I Corinthians 12:4-6; 12 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. (5)There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  (6)There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. (12)The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.”

Today and in the days to come, I will be embracing the godly differences I see in those around me.  I will be thankful that God created us uniquely different from one another. I will hold my tongue and capture my thoughts when they threaten to belittle someone for their differences.  May God help us all to be more loving to our brothers and sisters in Christ.



  1. I found this to be so encouraging and just what I needed to be reminded of today. Beautifully written:) I noticed your Sonlight button! We're going to be going back to Sonlight very soon. I'll be sure to click your button on my way before I place our order! Have a wonderful day and thanks for being who God created you to be:)

  2. I am so amazed Laura how God has allowed me to read two blog postings today from blogs that I follow that I really needed to read. Thank you for listening to God.

  3. Jenn...I love this post! Thank you so much. I needed to be reminded that our differences are created by Him and for Him! Thanks again!

  4. I love that your daughter always wants to be the lead person...sounds all too familar with me.

    What a beautifully written post!

  5. This is a great post! So often I find myself getting frustrated with people instead of recognizing that God has created them differently for a purpose! Thank you for reminding me of the importance of how we view others.

  6. I wanted to be like everyone else when I was growing up. Becoming an adult, I am kinda happy with my uniqueness. :)

  7. Okay, good thought for the day! I am convicted, thank you! Love you!

  8. Lovely post Jenn...I enjoyed reading your thoughts today. :) How wonderful to think that the LORD did create us all to be unique and it was on purpose. What a blessing to view others the way you are...precious! May the LORD help us all to do likewise.

    In His Love,

  9. Thanks for the reminder! Something I needed to read. Especially because I need to think that way about my children. And myself. I'm hardest on us.

  10. Amen, Sister! I really see how God uses our different personalities and gifts in MOPS. It is so cool to see how he takes a bunch of women and forms this really awesome group that functions so well BECAUSE of our differences in personality and talent. Awesome post!

  11. Great post. So often we see these differences as obstacles to be overcome...but forget that God uses these as iron sharpens iron! God bless you,

  12. love this! What an inspiring post! I want to honor the differences in others and see the value in those differences...because God does!




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