Be God’s Original

Not a copycat but the original
Not a fake beans but the real jeans
Not an imitator but an originator
That’s who God made you to be

You are unique,
You are different,
There’s only one you in the whole wide world.

Only you with that specific smile,
Only you with that peculiar face.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Some may bear the same name as you,
Another may be your twin,
Some may dress the same like you
Another may even talk like you
But, they are not you

Learn from others but add your zing to it.
Learn from them but modify yours with your own specialty
Put your own label on it.
And own your copyright

God did not copy and paste you,
He moulded and fashioned you
With a top secret, personalised, use-only-once specifications.
You are God’s original, not a copycat.

Don’t downgrade yourself,
Be God’s original and not a copycat

Daily Prompt: Copycat

 

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Take Your First Step

Every giant stride begins with a step
Every great author begins with a word
Every front-page landmark begins with a stone
Every five-star project begins with a thought

Find your thoughts
Pick up your stone
Write your words
Take your steps

Your journey never starts
Until you get up and start

Daily Prompt: Giant

When the Wind Beckons

I hear its voice calling
The voice of the wind calling

“Come away with me, child
Soar with me thy gentle guide
Let my breeze caress thy soft smooth skin
Away you would fly with a dancing spin
Let the echoes of my song fill thee with sheer delight
As you glide and skim on the wings of the wind tonight
Up above, away and beyond in distant spheres unknown
With eerie tales of giant and aliens, galaxies and clones
Come child, ride on the clouds- thy fluffy gallant steeds
They stand still, awaiting thy command O royal seed”

And off I ran into the arms of the wind not thinking twice
Lest its voice fades faster than the throw of a dice
Come along dear friend, respond to the wondrous clarion calls
When the wind beckons! When freedom calls!

Daily prompt: Smooth, Giant

The Giant in You

Judges 6:11-12b
“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us?…”

Gideon was busy complaining and been grumpy about the state of his country that he overlooked what was inside of him- the ability to be the change he was looking for. He was busy focusing on how little he was, how insignificant his family was in Israel, he underestimated his own abilities and what God can achieve through him. Later on in the story, he allowed God to work through him and he lead an army that brought great victory for his country.

No matter how everybody sees you, how you see yourself is very important. Don’t underestimate your abilities, don’t underestimate what you can achieve. You need to believe in yourself, believe that with God nothing shall be impossible. The grave, they say has the best pool of talents, for therein lies great potentials undiscovered.

What are you waiting for? If you can dream it, it’s possible. Every technological  development and every item we use today-  iPhones, Lcd televisions, blue ray DVDs, 3D movies, skyscrapers, washing machines, toasters, microwaves, laptops, cars, planes, books and bestsellers, etc etc. was once a thought in someone’s mind, then in the drawing paper, and down the lane becomes a completed project. Don’t underestimate your passions and your dreams, fuel it, ignite it and awake the giant in you for where there’s a will, there’s a way.

In response to today’s prompt:  Underestimate, Dream, Giant