You Are Uniquely You

Growing up in my family meant there were four kids always around.  Often times my name was CyndyJaimeMattMarcy.

Many people said that we looked alike and could recognize us by family name.  Of course, none of us could quite see what other people saw because we saw us each individually. We could see our differences and our uniqueness apart from one another.

My oldest sister loves animals and plants.  She has the gift of always spotting the different species and loves talking about them.

My brother is very gifted at fixing and building things, and a magnetic personality. 

My youngest sister has a gift of helping people in the field of medicine.  She is an ER nurse and great with people.

My gifts and passions fall in the area of teaching. I love when people learn new things and make connections with anything new.

Although we all came from the same set of DNA, we are all very unique.


I look at my brother and sisters and wish I had some their same gifts and talents.  But God didn’t create me to be like them.  He created me to complement them.  He created me to be a member of the family.  A unique member of the family.

Although each of us have our own gifts and talents, we can appreciate what each one of us bring to the table. We are all different and unique. 

If you have children of your own, you can attest to their differences as soon as they arrive, which probably makes you laugh because you know exactly what I am saying. They are born with their own personalities and their own unique qualities.

What I love about our Creator is He knows what we need. He knows what we can handle and He created us to be that person.

It is easy steer our eyes at the people around us and say, I wish I could be (her or him)…
I want to challenge you today to celebrate the person that God has created you to be. Celebrate the unique qualities that he has given just to you.

This beautiful Psalm reminds us that God was thinking of each one of us individually when He created us and praises Him for His workmanship.

For you created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Psalm 139:13-17

This psalm does not suggest to us that we are random. In fact, it is clear that the Creator of all had a plan for us.  Each of our days, every single one of them, were recorded in His Book.

We can take comfort in knowing God has a plan just for us. How often do we fret and worry about things we cannot control. We fret or worry about not being good enough or worthy of the God that not only created us but created the entire universe. We even fret and worry about our kids and their future.

God, however, does not. He is not worried about how He is going to take care of us. He is not sitting in heaven wondering what is going to happen next.

He had your days written into His story and they were laid out before Him before a single day had passed. He knows you. He designed your most intricate parts.

So right now, search down deep in your soul. Your creator is telling you, you were fearfully and wonderfully made. You were handcrafted to be just you. Praise Him for His creation.

I love handcrafting items. I get great pleasure in creating something that is unique. Something that has my personality and love sewn into each strand. As my hands go across each individual piece, I love it more and more.

You were not made by accident. You were made with the purpose of worship and communion to the Master that handcrafted His masterpiece. His most valued creation.

That is you my friend. God has created you to be uniquely you. As he wove you together, as each strand was put into place, He was loving you with the greatest of love.

You are His most valued creation. You are beautifully, wonderfully, and fearfully made to be YOU!


So go and be YOU because God loves the YOU, He created.

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26 comments :

  1. No matter how often I tell women, Stop comparing! I still do it! Thanks for this encouragement to again celebrate who God has made me for His glory. I loved your name/s growing up. my girls will say the same as I call them marybonniebethany! funny.
    next to you on 3-D I think - there are so many...

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    1. I love to encourage others but these are things I have to remind myself. Many posts start from a conversation I have in my head often times with myself and with God. Things I bring before God and things He so graciously encourages me with. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for encouraging others.

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  2. Jamie,
    What a beautiful reminder of God's love for us and our uniqueness in Him! I am encouraged every time I read or hear this Psalm. Sometimes it is hard to believe but I am truly humbled that God created me for this moment in time to serve, honor, and glorify Him. Thank you for sharing this post on Grace & Truth. It definitely resonated with me today. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. God is beautiful and so is all that he shares with us. I am glad you stopped by today Horace and look forward to more comments in the future.

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  3. I love this reminder. It's so special to know that God created each of us unique, specially designed by Himself.

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    1. It IS special to know we were created by a God that had intent for us. Thank you Rose for sharing.

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  4. Such a beautiful space you have here, Jaime! Thank you for this reminder today. I think it's something I need reminded of often. Celebrating our uniqueness!! Following you at Faith 'n Friends.

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    1. Thank you Julie for that encouragement. Glad you stopped by to celebrate our uniqueness.

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  5. My boys are often exasperated by how I call them a list of names:) They are also uniquely different. It is liberating, isn't it, to realize we are God-designed - the realization of it totally changed how I saw myself. Thank you for this beautiful encouragement!

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    1. I have started doing this to my kids, especially when all the cousins are around. They haven't quite noticed or been exasperated by it yet. I never minded being called one of my siblings names, people still mix us up and we have all just decided to smile nicely and move on.

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  6. Great reminder, Jaime! How awesome our Creator is to have given us all unique gifts, but yet connect us all as the body of Christ! Awesome post! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kelly. I love to see other people get excited about our Great Creator. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Comparison is a tool straight from the enemy of our soul. Great post. I am parked in #57 at Winter's! Glad I came over.

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    1. Absolutely. And he will use it at every opportunity. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. Jaime, you have me singing..I'm special, I am unique!..I love that Psalm...love love love it! Oh I compare too and make myself incredibly miserable at times. Thanks for the reminder. I have been nominated for the Liebsteraward, hope you know what it is, and so I am nominating you as well for it. You can read more about it on my blog http://williamstand.blogspot.com/2015/11/liebester-award.html . Very nice post

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    1. Thank you friend. Your writing is always so enjoyable and unique. I love your perspective. Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. This is so so good! Thank you Jaime!

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Knowing a God that is amazing always inspires me.

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  10. I would love to see us through God's eyes, but that won't happen until I get to heaven. Our humanness gets in the way so much but the thought that He is Creator keeps me going.

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    1. God gave us His Word so we could know Him more and understand ourselves and who we are. I believe we can see ourselves on this side of Heaven. Maybe not fully, but if we were not able to see how unworthy we are we would never see the need for a Savior. If we were not able to see what He made in us, it may keep us feeling that we are not worthy of moving forward or doing His work. God wants us to serve His purposes. He wants us to know we are unique and have gifts and talents that He gave us. He wants us to know we are loved. He wants us to know all of that here and now. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts here today.

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  11. These are the most beautiful words! I seriously need to start practicing this, accepting myself for how God made me. Thank you for your encouraging post!

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    1. God made you beautiful and unique and He wants you to use those people and places that He put in your path for His purposes. What an amazing opportunity. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  12. "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." :)
    Lovely reminder.

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  13. Thanks Lux G. Well put. Be Yourself Everyone else is already taken.

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  14. I am so glad we are different each with a variety of talents, skills, and desires, God knows us by name and does not get mixed up and call us by someone else's name (smile). Our styles are different too when we write. Many are eloquent and so talented in keeping attention, while others write as they talk - and are just plain old me. We all have our own world to reach for our Lord, and it is up to us to fill our place. Thank you for an insightful and encouraging post shared with us here at Tell me a Story.

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    1. Thank you Hazel Moon for your weekly linkup at Tell Me a Story. Thank you also, for encouraging us here in the comments. Great feedback and thoughts.

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