We are not the same; God made us unique

1 Peter 4:10  As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper and not to harm.    

Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  


God blessed each of us with certain gifts.  He gave some great physical skill, some have incredible musical talent, some are wonderful artists, writers, teachers, preachers and more. But He gave us skills, gifts, and we are each unique.

We are at a time in our society when some folks are trying to make everyone equal. The most recent story I’ve heard is a valedictorian and some people within the school felt it was not right this hard working student should receive accolades and the honor of being a valedictorian. Who has more of a right? That student worked hard to make the grades, do the studying, complete the assignments, and should be acknowledged for the accomplishments.

Yet, some feel “all” should be equally recognized. I believe all should be given the opportunities, but we are not all gifted in the same manner. And I feel it is wrong to award all who play on a team with a trophy. An award should go to the top one or two persons who have earned the recognition. They have a skill, worked hard and should be acknowledged. Yes, the team members should all be applauded, but not all awarded the trophy, medal or accolade; those should be reserved for the one who has the most skill. I feel it is demeaning to the ones who excel in scholastics, athletics, or whatever, while those of us who are average get the same notice. We are not all equal. 

A valedictorian is an honor, and not all students deserve it. Some barely skate through school, they choose to not do assignments, to skip classes and sometimes entire days. Why should the student who has put forth little to no effort be awarded even an advancement? There is a young man who skipped school a total of 33 days. The school rules state if a student missed 21 days, it was an automatic fail of grade, and one would not be promoted. Yet this man was; his grades were poor, it was obvious he did not want to be there, and was still promoted to the next grade.  No one is accountable? What favor have we done for him? What lessons has he learned?  How has the school system prepared him for adulthood?  The rules are there for us to follow, and there needs to be consequences when they are not obeyed.

Somehow, we have become a society where there are no consequences, and we do not have to be accountable for bad behavior, and all are given the same awards. What makes anyone want to strive with that attitude? I think it’s a shame.

God wants us to each do our best, but we all have different strengths. He made some to lead, some to nurture, some to be excellent and able athletes, some are smarter and work harder at their studies.  There are some who are great speakers, teachers and motivators. There are others who are strong organizers and can get groups of people moving forward in a team effort. There are those who are good builders and those should be working at building whatever is needed. But we need to use our strengths and skills and not believe we are all the same. He made us individual and unique for reasons.

Because you are unique, use YOUR strengths and skills, and appreciate that others have different skill sets to use.

My prayer is we change our direction now. It is sad presently for ‘mybellaviews’ wondering about accountability and the lack of .