Have you been into a situation where after seeing this oh-so-great-and-inspiring person, you said to yourself “oh this person is so great, i would want to be like him/her”, but however, after that you never really gave it a follow through because “oh, i can’t be like him, this is what i only have and my background is like this and like that”?? or maybe, you gave it a follow through however you became so frustrated because you can’t measure up to that admired person because you think you lack something or you don’t really have something in you that will make you great?
Familiar story? Did it happen a lot of times?
I had my fair share of those things too. I also got inspired by those people, that I met earlier in my life, and had the want to be like them and my common reaction to those things were the two i mentioned on the paragraphs above. But then I get to encounter simple truths in life..
1. I can do anything through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). It tells me that whatever I want to do, I can do it, because there is He who will provide the strength for me to do it.. He will provide everything that I need (Philippians 4:19) and He will give me wisdom when I lack one (James 1:5).
2. I was never an accident, even the way I look, the talents and personality I have.. I was fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), I am God’s workmanship created to do good works (Ephesians 2:10), God knew me before he formed me (Jeremiah 1:5)
There might be times though that even though you believed in these two things, nothing still happened, I believe you need this number 3.
3. I may never be like them, but I still have a part to play excellently, and be great in that area.. Did this fact sounded off? Does it mean that not everyone will be seen in the spotlight? Does it mean that not being in spotlight is tantamount to not being inspiring and encouraging and important? Well, 1 Corinthians 12 might help you with that..
The talents that God gave you might have been different from the things you asked Him.. You might just need to explore who you really are, and explore the areas where you can use those strengths, gifts and talents.
Not everyone is destined to be the one being seen in the cover of the magazine, or to be the one always being seen in the stage.. Besides, greatness, excellence, can’t only be seen in those areas.