The Mona Lisa …what a picture! She was an original.
When I was little, I had a knack for looking at a picture of a model on the cover of a magazine and making myself look like her. I would go up into my bathroom (I might not come out for two hours) and when I came out, I would look just like the girl on the magazine cover. Mind you, I may have put on a ton of hairspray and had many pins in my hair, which I had teased, but I did not let anything stop me from achieving my desired look…of someone else.
As I grew up, I kind of just started imitating and being like others, especially those who were famous. It got me nothing but years of frustration. When I came to Christ, I learned that I was an original. I was unique unto myself. I found out that God knew me before He formed me in my mother’s womb. I know it sounds kind of funky but it’s true.
As I became older, I started becoming a people pleaser and I lost my originality, making me unhappy within. I had to unlearn what society had put into my head in terms of how to walk, talk, and act so I could get back to the ME I was destined to be. Today I still have issues at times with the same patterns but, for the most part, I have been set free. What a process it has been. WE are all destined for a purpose that God has ordained for us since the beginning of time. When I stop to think too much about that, well, it is just too hard to fathom.
I have a God-given purpose and God-given talents to use for Him. By doing that, I will be the happiest person I can possibly be. You also have God-given talents and a purpose that needs to be fulfilled. Do you know what they are? By discovering them, you will be the most happy but Satan will try to keep you from that place.
You might be called by God to be the best Mother on the planet. You might be called by God to be the first woman president. You might be called by God to build the highest building known to man for the glory of God. What is your purpose? The hour is late and you need to discover what it is.
Mona Lisa might not have been the prettiest woman to ever live but her face goes down in infamy. You are an original. I am an original. I will not do what others have done because, quite frankly, it only works so far then the gig is up and I have been exposed as a fraud. My desire is to get you the truth of Jesus in a clear and simple way so you can walk in victory on this earth while you are here. I use my life and my experiences and expose them to you so you can know that you are not alone in the way you think or feel. We are all here trying to do what? You decide…but there is something that you are called to do.
I am an original just as the Mona Lisa is. I am not going to be a copycat anything. You cannot imagine how liberated I feel just being obedient in doing what I believe God is telling me to do. I am finally learning how to be confident in who God created me to be, no matter what others say.
What about you? Do you know who God created (get the word CREATED) you to be?
Are you the next Whistler's Mother? Are you the next Mona Lisa? From one original to another,