There is only one you. Just like a fingerprint, God created you to be unique with your own distinctive DNA, your own looks, your own likes and dislikes, and your own talents and capabilities.
None of us get to choose what we receive. And even though we are all blessed with an array of talents and characteristics, many of us suffer with the “grass is always greener” complex. We wish we had what we do not have.
So, if we always want what we don’t have, or wish we were something we are not, isn’t that insulting the one who created us? Isn’t it saying to God that maybe He fell short with our personal wishlists?
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson uses his gift of language to point out the beauty of actively embracing our uniqueness. He says, “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
God created us to be unique — to follow our own paths. As stewards, we are called to be grateful for our gifts that God blessed us with, and not wish we had other gifts instead. After all, the gifts God gives us are intended for our own individual purpose and to help us make an impact on the lives of those around us.