The Importance of You

 

Have you ever wondered about the importance of you? Out of all the people in the world what makes me so different? Being “special” is something that is preached to us as individuals all the time, but it is hard to see your uniqueness clearly, when others have clouded your perception of who you are.

Throughout elementary and middle school I would get teased by my classmates. I was teased for many reasons but I think what affected me most was when I began puberty at the age of 9. In the fourth grade I began to develop and it seemed like in minutes, I was bigger and shapelier than my classmates. As a result of that, I was teased about my weight, my bodily changes, and everything else under the sun.

As the teasing continued, I became self-conscious and would beg my mother to let me stay home. Being the woman of faith that she is, I was given this verse.

Psalms 139:13-14 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

The part she really encouraged me to concentrate on is I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

There is so much that a woman of color has to endure, but this scripture gives us insight into our own uniqueness and what makes each and every one of us as well as the rest of humanity special.

You were created, each part of you in your mother’s womb. No one else, no matter how much people say how you and someone may look-alike or even act alike, no one was created like you. On the day you were formed God made you so precisely seamless, that he wouldn’t dare imitate your likeness again.

Your strength is uncanny, your intelligence is non-negotiable, your black is beautiful, and the fact that you’ve been kissed by the sun is, God’s physical display of his favor upon you.

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