A farmer found an egg in the bush around his house and placed it among other eggs. After some weeks, the egg hatched into an eaglet and grew among many chicks. The eaglet jumped highest, flew longer distance and was the champion of village competitions. Then one day, an older eagle looked down from the sky. He made the dive, picked up the young eagle by its claws, soared high in the air and let it go. The young eagle realized it was time to fly or die!
Friend, there are so many people who are scratching the dust like chicken when their place is in the sky soaring with the eagles. You are a very special, valuable and worthy person. It doesn’t matter what others have said you are. And even the self-imposed shackles around your life can never remove your worth.
Whose report about yourself will you believe?
Here are four reasons that undoubtedly make you special:
Reason # 1: God Knows Every Detail About You
Even before you were born, God knew you.1 He knows your name, desires, dreams. He even knows the number of hairs on your head.2 Every day of your life was recorded in his book.3 “I say this because I know what I am planning for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.”4 The fact that God knows you make you very special.
Reason # 2: You Are Unique
None in the billions of people in the world has your fingerprint or DNA. None has your exact talents, gifts and abilities. None has gone through the same experiences you have. Your uniqueness makes you special, needed and valuable. You do not have to act, speak, dress or live like anyone else. Never compare yourself with others. Be the better you, not a copy of another.
Reason # 3: Only You Can Make The Contribution You Can Make
You were not an accident. You were born in a time such as this for a purpose. There is a contribution that God wants you to make in your family, community, nation and world.5 Unless you rise up to complete your mission, something will be a miss in the world. A drop in the ocean, makes part of the ocean.
Reason # 4: You Have The Freedom To Chose
You are not a robot to do as programmed. God has given you the freedom to choose the kind of life you want to lead. He has done his best to show the best way to live your life. He made you and knows how best you can become all you can be. That’s why he gave you the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. The Bible is God’s manual for knowing yourself, so you can accomplish his will for your life.
Starting today, say to yourself what God says about you. Seek Him to know more about yourself. Read His Word to know what he says about you. And your life will be tremendously changed.
And after you have known how valuable you are, help another person know how valuable they are.