I remember reading in the book Axiom by Pastor Bill Hybels the question ‘What life are you waiting for?’ This is the only leadership life I get, it is my one and only shot at following God the way I feel him prompting me to. This isn’t some pregame warm-up. It’s the game, and the clock is ticking.
Maybe it’s time for me to make my unique contribution to the world around me. To put to use the unique gifts, talents and skills that God has deposited within me. To be the uniqueness that is me. To not settle with being a copy or imitation of others but to have awareness of the person God has created me to be.
Being unique may not come easy. It takes some courage. It takes a measure of faith. It relies on some sacrifice. It is a mix of God-given ingredients with a good pinch of the Holy Spirit and a stir or two to get the power of God working in my life.
Don’t fight the uniqueness. Embrace it. Personality, gifts, experiences, values. They all make me, me. They all make you, you.
The adventure awaits, but it’s our choice to get in on it.
I’m trying my best. How about you?