Monday, December 18, 2017


five minute frieda writing prompts, different, be unique

God made each one of us different, but sometimes we forget that and try to be just like everyone else. 

My giftings are not like yours, and my home is not like yours, so why would I think my life should be like yours? I shouldn't, and yet sometimes I fall into that trap. I want to be like someone else, I think their life looks more interesting, or less stressful than mine.

The reality is that I need to stop looking around me to see what everyone else is doing and start looking to God to see what He wants me to do, who He wants me to be. As long as I am obedient to God, there is no reason for me to fret. 

It is ok to look at others, to see how they are living, as long as I remember the word of Paul the Apostle: follow me as I follow Christ. So yes, my different might look a little like yours, but it will still be different, because God made me different, just as he made you different - for a purpose.

In the words of Bob the Tomato: God made you special, and He loves you very much!

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday linkup over on Kate's blog. Find out more!


  1. Being obedient to God is such an important focus, not just now in Advent, but always. Thank you for the "Follow me as I follow Christ" reminder from Paul.

    May the God of peace make you perfectly holy. 1 Thess. 5:23

  2. We all fall into that trap of comparison some time. A good and timely reminder. Thank you. Linked up near you at FMF