We hear this all the time: “every one of us is special.” We’ve been told this by our parents, by our pastors, and priest at church…and of course by all those self-help gurus. Yeah, we all have different fingerprints, different DNA and so on…but does this really make each of us “special?” For most of my life I was very cynical about spiritual clichés like this. As I have recently begun to understand Christianity a bit better, I realized that yes, we are special as individuals. We are unique because every one of us has an extraordinary dignity simply because we are a child of God, made in God’s image and likeness, and redeemed by God’s son. We are not just human beings, rather we are keys…keys that God has individually crafted to fit certain locks. You are special because the lock you are called to open will accept only one key – a key that looks different, acts different; one that has different emotions, passions, skills and shortcomings from any other key. Because of these unique differences, the individual lock is also a unique, wonderful, and special life designed by God and available to only one key, YOU!
Today, remember that in the entire world there has only been one key that has the ability to open this one particular lock…and you are that key. That lock could be anything…something big or something small…something quiet or something loud. It could be that your son or daughter is destined to do something spectacular; something they could have never done without your influence. What ever the lock ends up being, one thing is for sure; it will be profoundly important to this world and immensely fulfilling to you personally. Go find your lock God designed for you, and stop wasting time on counterfeit locks Satan tricks you with. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on you being the key.
Dear Father God,
I thank You Father for saying yes to my existence. I have not yet figured out why I am here, but I do believe, Lord, that You made me as a key. Help me find the lock that You created me to open. Help me find a way to communicate to others just how special they are simply because they are Your children. I pray in the name of my savior, Jesus; and all God’s children said, – Amen!
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’