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How Your Uniqueness Can Add Value To The World

You Are Unique: What It Means & How You Can Add Value To The World With It

How Your Uniqueness Can Add Value To The World

It is common to see a lot of people frustrated with life because they don’t look or act exactly like the next person.
Take the time to look within and you’ll see that you are unique in some ways. There is no need to be frustrated with life or anxious because you can’t do what Mr. A does.
Is it a reason good enough to be sad because you cannot sing like Mr. Solomon or you cannot dance like sister Chinasa? Your gifts and talents may not even be in music but look within and you’ll find it.
You were created to be unique for a reason. The world needs diversity, and the uniqueness of every person is what contributes to the beauty of the world.
If all that life has to give was music, music would become meaningless. If all there is to life was eating and drinking, food would become meaningless.
The fact that you aren’t brilliant at school doesn’t make you a nonentity. In fact there is more to greatness in life than just book, academics or education. Don’t get me wrong! Education is good, and intelligence is beautiful. There are people born with high IQ and the ability for quicker apprehension than others. But that does not mean that those who are not born this way cannot be great people.
You may not be very intelligent but you may be a great leader. You may not be good in Mathematics but you may be a great problem solver.
The world needs a combination of these unique characters to create and ooze out greatness, beauty and solutions. 
Now let me ask a question here. If all that you eat everyday was meat or the sight you behold everyday when you awake was an aeroplane, or a flower, would you not grow weary of it over time?
This is another way God has created uniqueness of character, persons and things to beautify in the world in, and through uniqueness.
Even in the body of Christ – the church, there is uniqueness of the body parts. There are some apostles, some prophets, teachers, etc.

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ – Eph. 4:11-12 [NKJV]

There are different gifts, but the same Spirit. – 1 Cor. 12:4.



Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.2You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.3Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.7Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.8To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,10to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, [1] and to still another the interpretation of tongues. [2]11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.13For we were all baptized by [3] one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.14Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.15If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.17If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?18But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.19If they were all one part, where would the body be?20As it is, there are many parts, but one body.21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”22On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,23and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,24while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. – 1 Cor. 12:1-27. 

So how can you add value to the world with your uniqueness?

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The first step is in accepting yourself the way you are, knowing that you are uniquely made in the image of God.

The second step is looking inward to the gifts God has deposited in you. There is something good in every man. Search within for that goodness and harness it. Build on it, groom it and implore the help of the Holy Spirit to impact the world and your generation with it.
Be diligent and consistent in your working out and grooming of your gift for the better. When you have trained and groomed it, you would be surprised to see where that same thing you see as something of no value can take you to. That same gift can take you before kings. 

Do you see a man skillful and experienced in his work? He will stand [in honor] before kings; He will not stand before obscure men. – Prov. 22:29 [AMPC]

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