UNIQUENESS is defined as such…
Being the only one of a particular type; single; existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: the embodiment of unique characteristics; the only specimen of a given kind:
I used to always hear this phrase growing up as a child….
“That the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”…I never understood what the statement meant, until later on in life. We all come from a particular kind of family, some with issues, and some with situations; while most may say downright dysfunctional. But nonetheless whatever the dysfunctions, issues, and situations may have been or still is; God created each of us with our very own uniqueness. And that uniqueness comes with choices, to be like the tree you came from; or to choose to bear different fruit as them. God has clearly given us that simple choice. But when people look at you, what do they see? When they speak of you, what do they say? Do they say he/she came from that tree, so they must be like the tree they came from? Or do they say from the fruits that you bear (carry) that you are a strong stand alone from the tree you came from? Now because we have all come from a particular tree, does in no way mean that you are that tree; you are simply a fruit that came from that tree. We may all resemble the family we came from, by our outer appearance; but that in no way has to mean that on the inside that you are like them. The bad attitudes, the argumentative spirits, the language (foul mouths) the bad habits; that your tree bears don’t have to be what you carry. We all have a choice to be that fruit from the tree that bears good, sweet-smelling fruit.
Luke 6…Amplified Bible (AMP)
For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44. For each tree is known and identified by its (own) fruit. For figs are not picked from thorn bushes, nor is a cluster of grapes picked from a briar bush. 45. The (intrinsically) good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure (stored) in his heart; and the (intrinsically) evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil (in his heart); for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart.
You see a good tree can’t produce bad fruit, just like a bad tree cannot produce good fruit; it’s that which is in the heart of a man/woman that the heart speaks and reveals. So, what would you say is in your heart that speaks volumes, that resembles the heart of the tree you came from? If we haven’t shown to others the things that resemble the bad that came from our tree, then we ought not be judged or placed in the same category; from which we came. What proceeds out of the mouth of each of us, will let others know just how alike we are. I am not my mother, my father nor am I my siblings; I am simply me. The best me I can be and the best me, I am allowing God to create me to be. Life to me is full of lessons to be learned and battles to be won, learning to love self and others. Forgiving others for what they have done to you; can be difficult at times to do. As we grow into the likeness of Christ, we must remember; He is the ultimate teacher of all things.
I was brought into this world because God wanted me to be here, his plan, purpose, and his goal for my life have become my dreams, visions and the desires of my heart. But as I fight to reach the closeness of him and the purpose he has for me, I am constantly attacked by the enemy and haters that are being used by the enemy to try and bring me down. For I know that the higher I grow, and the closer I get to God there are more devils attached to my journey. But I count it all joy, for I know it’s all working out for my good.
So, although an apple doesn’t fall far from any tree, I must say in all honesty that the fruit that each tree bears does not produce the same taste; each fruit has its own unique taste rather bitter or sweet. Even though I have come from the same tree, I do not bear the same fruit as them. It can be a battle within anyone to hold onto their uniqueness. I am in this fight to win for I am heaven bound, and no weapon formed against me will prevail. I am not who & what (they) think or say I am.
I was created by God for his Glory, I belong to him (Isa 43:1) God has called me by name… Not man!
So try to get to know what’s in the heart and mind of a person before prejudging them…We are all a work in progress, but how much self-work are you putting in, to bring about God’s glory?…. I am who God says I am and not what man calls me…
2 Corinthians 4:6-18 (AMP)
For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as (to beam forth) the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God (as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed) in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 7. However, we possess this precious treasure (the divine Light of the Gospel) in (frail, human) vessels of earth that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves. 8. We are hedged in (pressed) on every side (troubled and oppressed in every way), but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; 9. We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted (to stand alone); we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed; 10. Always carrying about in the body, the liability and exposure to the same; putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered. So that the (resurrection), life of Jesus, also may be shown forth; by and in our bodies. 11. For we who live are constantly (experiencing) being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the (resurrection) life of Jesus also may be evidenced through our flesh which is liable to death. 12. Thus death is actively at work in us, but (it is in order that our) life (may be actively at work) in you. 13. Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We also believe, and therefore we speak, 14. Assured that He Who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and bring us (along) with you into His presence. 15. For all (these) things are (taking place) for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase (and redound) to the glory of God. 16. Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is (progressively) decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being (progressively) renewed day after day. 17. For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory (beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!), 18. Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
So, for those that have once been categorized as being the same as the tree which you have come from, just know that it is God that created you; and not man. If your heart belongs to God, and the work that you do is for God; winning souls for his kingdom, then I will encourage you and say keep looking unto God who is the author and finisher of your faith; for it is God, who has made us; and not we ourselves.
(Psalm 100:3 AMP)
3. Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, not we ourselves (and we are His).
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Be Blessed Everyone, in Jesus’ name!
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face…I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. GOD is my 1st love, I am a soul winner for Christ… #KingdomBusiness
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