There's Only One Me in this World and That's You

“There’s only one me in this world…and that’s you.”

I remember hearing my sister-in-law say this to my nephew in an attempt to teach him the proper context of ‘me’ and ‘you’. My nephew kept pointing across the table at other people and saying “me”.
It’s funny when a toddler does it.
Not so funny when an adult does it.
And yet we see it all the time.

How?

Romans 12:6 (Message)
“let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t” 
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Paul is writing about the Church (the body of Christ).
He writes that everyone has a role to play.
A spot to fill.
A need to meet.
And that’s it.
That’s your job.
That’s all you need to do.
That’s why you are here.
You were created for “that”.
It’s a spot just for YOU.

Too often we try to fill somebody else’s spot.
We wish we could do what they do...
Go where they go…
Teach how they teach…
Sing how they sing…
Play how they play…
Write how they write…

And the reality is that every moment we spend in this comparison mode is a moment lost.
A moment spent on something other than for what we were created.
Stop wasting time.
You are you…and you are you for a reason.
They are they…and they are they for a reason.
The more we stop pointing at others and saying “me” and start pointing in the mirror…
The more effective the Church will be on this earth.

“There’s only one me in this world…and that’s you.”

Be YOU.
We need YOU.

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