Romans 12

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function

Romans 12:6-8 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

In our society it is more common to condemn those unlike the rest rather than to celebrate their astonishing gifts and differences. Why must everyone fit into this cookie-cutter image, acquire a lengthy list of personality traits, and have certain talents to live an “ideal” life and to be accepted by most? The Bible is so clear that not everyone can be alike, and not everyone can fit into a box. Different gifts are a blessing, even when this world treats them as a curse, these gifts are all for a reason. Each person in this chaotic world is unique, their gifts are used to relate to others and help those in need in a variety of ways. Your reasoning behind discrediting the gifts you may have should not be just because society does not mark them as ideal, every gift is important in such ways. Search for those ways. Society has such an ordinary bland look at life and how people should be, break out of that box and be the bizarre person they may see you as, because you will make a difference in someones life regardless if your gift is out of the ordinary or not.

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