Covering the Fiba-Asia men’s basketball championship this year reminds me again of how unique God created every person in this planet.
China’s Yi Jian Lian and Wang Zhizhi along with Iran’s big man and NBA veteran center Hamed Haddadi are three of the most recognizable basketball Asian figures in the tournament today.
They are all blessed by God with tremendous basketball talent, though like every other Asian basketball player currently participating in the Fiba-Asia cage joust, they all are uniquely made.
Same thing with us.
We are 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 beautiful than you or is more academically sound than you.
The list of “what-you-don’t-haves” can go on and on.
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 the Psalm 139:13-14 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 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.