It never ceases to amaze me when I talk to writers who think they are a mistake. Yes, you read that correctly. They think they are a mistake, not that they made a mistake. Somehow, for whatever reason, they feel they are in some way defective or substandard. This saddens me.
Perhaps you feel that way. If that’s you, please keep reading. God doesn’t make mistakes. Never has. Never will. He’s perfect in every way. He created you just the way you are. With your freckles or wrinkles. With your green eyes or blue hair.
Because you are absolutely unique and individual, you have a story that only you can tell. Oh sure, there are certain elements that must be in your work in progress in a certain order so that it will be acceptable for publication. But I’m referring to your life story as told only through your eyes.
No one has seen exactly what you have in life. Even two people who witness the exact same event will give a different account of what happened. Because you are who you are, you are the only one who sees life exactly the way you do. And if you don’t show up authentically you, the world will miss out on your story.
Think of the book that has made the greatest impact in your life. For me, besides the Bible, that book is “Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy” by Marie Chapian. I read it every couple of years. Now imagine how your life would be had you not been influenced by your most impactful book. That’s how the world will be without you and your life story, told only through the eyes of your own authenticity.
God did not make a mistake when he made you with your personality, your looks, and intelligence. He wants you to show up in the world as the person He created. When you do that, it will not only glorify Him, it will edify all those who have the privilege of being in your presence.
So take your rightful place. Be you! When you begin to doubt, remind yourself that you were fearfully and wonderfully made.
Reba J. Hoffman is a natural encourager and Member Care Coach at My Book Therapy. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling and is the founder ofMagellan Life Coaching. She is the author of Dare to Dream, a Writer’s Journal published by My Book Therapy. She also publishes a motivational and encouraging blog, True North. Contact Reba email@example.com.