The Unique You

There are different kinds
of gifts, but the same Spirit.
    —1 Corinthians 12:4

At checkout, the young lady at my local Subway presses her index finger to a pad that unlocks the cash register and credit card terminal. Hers is the only one that will work the magic, for no two fingerprints are alike.

1 Corinthians 12 lists a menu of gifts, then says the Spirit “gives them to each one, just as he determines.” In other words, your gift and assignment are custom-made. No one else has your identical abilities; your spiritual DNA is uniquely yours.

You have a garden to plant and cultivate that no other human can tend, no matter how green their thumb.

“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. . . . Don’t compare yourself with others” (Gal 6:4 MSG).

There never has been and never
will be anyone else like you.

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