Monday, 26 August 2013

The uniqueness of components

I had the great pleasure of listening to Ron Kenoly’s music on Youtube the other day. I love all his music videos, but I was particularly moved by this instrumental piece, especially from 3:05 to 5.00. It is simply amazing! All these different instruments, which normally you don’t appreciate when they play all at once, just doing their thing, one by one. I never knew the flute could be so enthralling or the drums, or even the konga drums or the bass guitar!

Like a band, we can so easily fail to see the individual beauty and skills we all personally possess. Or we could fail to see our uniqueness in the band of life, and imitate others. Imagine if the saxophone decides to sound like a guitar, that would be weird, wouldn’t it? Each instrument is designed for a purpose and only by fulfilling that purpose would it feel truly useful and happy. The musical instrument called the triangle is just that, a metal triangle! Nothing unique or important about it’s appearance. It is not as detailed as a saxophone or a piano. But its tinkling and sonorous sound is not only pleasing to the ear, it adds to the rhythm of the band.
I dare you today, be your own instrument. Don’t try to be anyone else. You are not a clone or an imitation. You are a masterpiece, no one can ever be like you again! In the over 7billion people currently on earth, there is no one like you. Don’t blend in with the crowd, too shy or scared to be everything you were designed to be. No matter how ‘insignificant’ you may think you are or your talents are, that is not true. And even if people have said that to you, choose to believe what God alone says about you instead. Remember nothing God makes is insignificant. Like the Psalmist said, “you are fearfully and wonderfully made!” 

Whatever you do today, do it with excellence, not as a chore or a routine. Do it to the best of your ability. Do it with a new sense of purpose. Own the job. Remember you are a star!

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