So many of us spend our hours thinking about how we can be different,
Instead of reveling in the magnificence of who we are,
And of how we have been purposefully designed to catch the light in a particular way.
Being you is not the same as a record on repeat,
Spinning around the turntable in a predictable, monotonous kind of way.
Being you is like a new bloom,
And open to the sun and to new possibilities.
Who you really are is anticipated and eagerly awaited.
The fabric of who we are desires to belong, and so we often pretend to be the same as everyone else so that we fit.
But while blending might be easier,
I’ve found that being uniquely who you are created to be is the more rewarding and satisfying journey to embark on.
It’s not about being weird or having some mid life crisis where you do some crazy stuff,
It’s about truly discovering your God fit and who He has wanted you to be all along.
Every snowflake starts its journey off the same, as a tiny particle of ice.
But by the time it hits the earth it has been forged into something extraordinary.
In it’s tumbling and swirling,
Its falling and sometimes out of control spiraling to the ground,
It takes on an identity of its own and a veneer that has crystalised and is breathtaking.
When it reaches the ground,
Each snowflake is completely and utterly,
There’s a 1 in 1 million trillion chance of two snowflakes being exactly alike.
That’s a fact.
Likewise, the rawness of experience that we are infused with as we go throughout our own journeys,
The forces that we can’t argue with and that sometimes we can’t help,
The swirling and hurtling that often goes hand in hand with our lives,
All add together to make us who we are.
And who we are is valid and has a place in the world.
The expression that our Creator wanted to bathe the world in through your life,
Who does God want you to be?
We weren’t meant to be ‘the same’.
We were meant to fall in love with who we are in all our uniqueness.
Being unique requires bravery.
But as we step off the shores of sameness and onto the waters of colour and difference,
Of illumination and accepting that our identity is a 1 in a million trillion snowflake kind of identity,
Then we step into something special.
We step into a true destiny that was waiting for us all along.