Let me ask you a question, a really simple question. How many times have you heard this statement “you are special?”, “you are one of a kind?”, “you are unique?” let me guess – like a million times. Probably a lot more. There are dozens of these quotes every day on social media, you have heard almost every motivational speaker tell you this on every seminar you’ve ever attended, streamed on YouTube, on every podcast you’ve ever listened to, every inspiring book you’ve ever read, and or even your pastor mentions this in almost every sermon he delivers at your local church. But with how much seriousness have you ever given meaning to this simple yet very powerful words? Well, I suppose, not with so much seriousness. If any at all. We’ve heard them so often that we have somewhat taken them for granted.
It’s only recently that I have come to appreciate the fact that I am special and that I am indeed very unique. My realization of this came to me as a surprise and it’s sad because it shouldn’t have been. God purposefully and intentionally created me to be special and I think Him seeing this old truth dawning unto me now makes Him shake His head with a tiny bit of pity. Although, am pretty sure He’s also smiling because at least, finally I know what He has always desired for me to know.
I don’t know about you, but here is how I know I am One of a Kind. I was born in July – yes am a July baby, I have no idea why saying it like that is a thing, but it is – and I’m a Leo. The symbol of my star sign is that of a lion. We all know what a lion represents. He is the ruler of the jungle, being a King is his forte. And just like the lion, in this jungle called life, I’m a ruler – I am a king. I have been given dominion over everything under the sun. Dominion over my life and everything that is my life. Let me tell you something else that’s so profound about me being a lion. I roll with a pride like no other. A pride that can never be matched, you know whose pride I am affiliated with? That of The Lion of Judah. Need I say more? – Talk of being special. Only when we place great value on ourselves, think great of ourselves and see greatness in ourselves, can we go out into this big scary world and do exploits. Only then.
You are special…. just in case you forgot.