In your experience, you may have also found that – as Rudolph and I have discovered – that there is something that makes you different. You may be a traumatic brain injury survivor, an individual living with a disability or you may have experienced some other kind of trauma, abuse or adversity. Consequently, you may find yourself feeling ridiculed,ostracized and excluded by the herd. In the process, you may have a difficult time accepting yourself for being who you are as an individual. As I have shared in this article, I can identify with you. But that is not the end of the story.
The end of the story is that a loving God is going to use what makes us different, as Santa used Rudolph. What makes you and I different, uniquely qualifies you and I to be a blessing and to be blessed.
What makes you and I different from the herd set us apart and equips you and I to fulfill a unique role. A loving God will use what makes us different to empower His mission for our lives. In the process, we will become a blessing to those in the herd – who may not be able to see our worth and value as individuals. In the process of being ourselves – who we are – we will be emissaries of hope to those individuals who feel alienated and isolated from both the herd and from themselves. So be encouraged my friend. You are a tremendous gift to your world and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Please read my 3 part article: Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot http://wp.me/p3atD-Ap/. Thank you.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Ghandi
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Mother Teresa
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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