Watching June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter battle in the PBA harcourt over the last two seasons reminds me a lot of how God created each one of us.
You see, Fajardo and Slaughter are two of the tallest players today in the 41-year-old pro league.
They are now the league’s newest and brightest superstars, who are expected to dominate pro basketball for many years because of their size, their youthful zeal and their passion for the game.
Nonetheless, the one thing I realized is that despite my lack of height (compared to these two PBA giants), I, like the rest of the 7 billion people in this planet, am uniquely made.
We are actually uniquely created by God, believe it or not.
You may probably have the tendency to compare yourself to someone because he looks better than you, more talented than you or is more academically sound than you.
The list of “what-you-don’t-haves” can go on and on.
But one thing is sure, you and I are uniquely created.
You don’t have to be a copy cat. Be who God made you to be.
Your talent, your skill and your personality are there for a reason.
In fact, for us to fully understand how God wired us in a unique way, just consider what Psalm 139:13-14 (New Living Translation) says, “13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
That sure is a powerful description of the One WHO made us.
Media and advertisement may say something else to convince you that this is how you should look or what you must do to be like this celebrity or that celebrity.
Yet, if you’re confused or in quandary, I encourage you to take the psalmist’s description – you are not a poor copy of someone else, but you are uniquely created by God Himself.