You Are Unique — Believe It!

“My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.” (Acts 20:24 NIV) 
 
You’re the only person in the world who can live your life. No one else can live your life for you, and no one else is in competition with you to complete the task Jesus gave you.
 
Take a deep breath, and rest in the truth that God created you with such a unique mix of spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personality, and experiences that only you can be you. No one else can duplicate you, and you cannot, should not, imitate another. You are an original masterpiece from the Master’s hand.
 
Your uniqueness means you’re the only one who can fulfill the mission that God assigned for you to complete.
 
God’s graduate assistant, Paul, says, “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace” (Acts 20:24 NIV). 
 
We shouldn’t waste a precious minute of life doing things that don’t matter if that means the most important thing we can do is left undone.
 
It’s never too late to start faithfully pursuing the mission God has set before you — the one he designed you to complete. 
 
You may think you don’t have skills God can use, but the truth is, God designed you with the very skills he needs in you to do what he asks of you. You are uniquely, wonderfully, and fearfully made.
 
Talk About It
  • Everything God has done for you, including redeeming you from your sinful failures, will support your success and bring glory to God. Think back on your life. In what specific ways has God been preparing you to accomplish his goal for your life?
  • How would you live differently if you truly believed God created you for a unique mission, one that only you can accomplish?
 
 
Jon Walker is author of “Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer’s ‘The Cost of Discipleship’” and “In Visible Fellowship: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's Classic Work ‘Life Together.’”
 
He is managing editor of Rick Warren’s Daily Hope Devotionals. 
 
This devotional © Copyright 2012 Jon Walker. All rights reserved. Used by permission. 

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