The Uniqueness called "You!"


A few days ago, I had a very strong urge to ask myself a very deep question. Why can't people see things the same way I see them? Why can't they think in a particular dimension? Why can't they act in a specific way? Why does someone choose 'pink' as a best color, when there is 'velvet?' Why don't my family or friends like the same foods I like? Why can't we like the same physical and spiritual characteristics in someone we would like to call our 'other half?' Why is it that when we are all given an essay with the same topic, everyone chooses to write from a different perspective and with a different twist? Why is it that these different essays tend to say the same thing but in a different way? Why do the same words mean different things to different people? Why are the most important things to you the least important things to others? Why would I laugh at a joke, and someone else utters not even a word of humor? Hmmm...

I considered these thoughts in my head. Now I know this is a tale of the uniqueness called "YOU." It is a tale of the One who designed it to be beautifully so...about the Creator and His creation...about His style and individual artworks (you & I) which cannot be copyrighted by a lesser power...

"YOU" is a generic term that describes anyone reading this blog right now. But even though it describes each person reading this piece, it still differentiates us as separate and different individuals. Imagine one word having 6 billion meanings (representing 6 billion people worldwide) and the word you'd be imagining would be 'you.' The best architect that ever existed and will ever exist is God. The best construction worker and interior decorator is God. Just look at how He formed my inward being to be so different from yours. Why people interpret things in different ways still beats me. That tells me that in God's books, He took time creating EACH one of us. This realization by David was made as He wrote in Psalm 139:13, "For you formed my inward parts, you covered me in my mother's womb; I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well; My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret..."

Take a look at that word 'secret,' YOU were formed and fashioned in a secret place that no one else knows except God. Others were not there when God was designing your most intricate structures, no one but God. That's why you are so UNIQUE. That's why no one else knows you as much as God knows you.

So the next time you think someone should be thinking the way you do, free yourself of the pain and emotions and know that there is a uniqueness in you. You're different from them, and they are different from you. It's the reason why friends tend to annoy each other sometimes...take it all with a grain of salt. The world would be such a boring place if we were all robots with the same minds. God is the most Creative Author and Finisher EVER...don't ever let your emotions destroy the uniqueness in you. You were designed to be YOU and no one else. Any person trying to be like an original copy would only be a cheap imitation at best...

Here's my invitation to you to celebrate your uniqueness...
Cheers to the best architect, God!!!

Love, me.

18 comments:

GERALD said...

firstieeeee

GERALD said...

Then do you think that other people also ask thems why you don't see things the way they see them?
why don't you act, waer, talk, react, like others...
each one was created differently..
am i right?

Atutupoyoyo said...

What a very well constructed and articulated post. It seems obvious but our uniqueness is one of the things that demand some reflection and celebration from time to time.

At every time in a person's life we feel a bit depressed because we don't quite fit in somewhere. It might be a new city, a new school or a new job. These are very comforting words at such times.

~Mimi~ said...

:) a friend and i were discussing recently why some people in church listen to certain messages but just dont seem to get it or they get it but dont just want to get it (if i make sense)!!! we then came to a conclusion that everyone IS different, at different levels and react differently to things..

Everyone is unique, i used to find it hard to accept that like u too..

i stomp my feet at my friends and feel like screaming 'WHYYY DO U MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES OVER AND OVER?' but i am no better when they look at me through their own eyes...

we are all different...God loves us exactly the same way..no favourites.

and that's just amazing!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I really enjoyed this post. I particularly liked how you took the word 'You' and showed us how unique and yet un-unique it is at the same time.

Anyway, thanks for the inspiring post . I will pas sit along.

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

myabubakar said...

A real high tech blog with pictures in eastman colour. Kind of distracted by all those nuggets of blog-stuff. Lots of things to learn. gather though that you are some kind of minister in DC?

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

i love this post...
love the song....how great is our God..
i love chris tomlin...

Labelle said...

True and deep post...luv it! Thanks for sharing....

lovita said...

I love this post. it's true that we wonder why others don't like what we like. some of us even wonder why others look better than us or why we can't be them. We spend time trying to be them when the best we can be is us.

When you spend too much time trying to be like someone else, u lose the true value of YOU

bighead said...

labelle took those words right out of my mouth. I couldn't agree any better with you

Onada said...

Very well written. Great post!

Niyi said...

Splendid as usual - very thought-provoking and inspirational

God's child said...

Creativity comes from Him. Lovely post, He is such a talented Architect that no 2 designs are ever the same, aaaah BABA GOD abeg keep building my house!

Kafo said...

hmmmm i think a long time ago i gave up on trying to understand why i was wierd

and then one day i realized that i wasn't wierd and it wasn't that i wasn't normal it just was that i was unique

i am mii


thank u ooooo

Kafo said...

o by the way
i was opening multiple blogs on my screen and i heard the Chris Tomlin song playing and i was like hmmm i wonder which one of these 6 ppl has that song

then it hit mii i was like it has to be Jaycee and i wasn't disappointed

Jaycee said...

@ gerald...u're right, other people will probably ask the same questions abt why you're not acting or thinking like them too. It's a two-way thing. I was telling my friend the other day while she was driving and yapping the driver in front of her that, "do u think the driver behind you is not yapping you as well?" If u're thinking one way abt someone, someone else is prob thinking the same way abt u. It makes life interesting, but these things are what will teach us at the end of the day that each one of us is unique.

@ atutupoyoyo...thank God for words in season...thank you Jesus!

@ mimi...lol @ almost screaming, I still feel that way sometimes too (can u imagine, even after I wrote this...lol)...I guess it's one of those questions we'll keep asking till Jesus returns...lol. But if we all understand that we're all different and unique, then it will make living with one another a beautiful and easy task!

@ Solomonsydelle, thank God...

@ myabubakar...nope, I'm not some kind of minister o...lol. But thank God for the Words that He inspires me to write...(sorry for all the colorful distractions, yup that's me!)

@mystories...i love Chris Tomlin too...

@Labelle...u're welkie...lovin ur fashion...

@lovita, true...spending too much time on others is wasting valuable time that u can use to find out what ur own destiny in this life is...("what were u created to become?")

@bighead, onada, and Niyi...thank God!!!

@God's child...anytime I call God an Architect, something pops inside me...lol...butterflies maybe?

@ Kafo...ha ha ha...instead of saying "weird" now u can say "unique." p.s: told u we had almost the same music tastes...ha ha...

Naijadude said...

Thanks for celebrating my uniqueness, I feel no remorse nor would I have to apologise for me! He created me wonderfully and marvelously made! hey, I gotta be cheerful!!

Oracle said...

This post is Unique. Lol.

This is beautiful, Jaycee.