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Individuality, today, may seem as something of an oddity. We are constantly indoctrinated through education and the media with a great over-all concept. This concept strips people of personal identity and tends to categorize people into classes or groups. The idea is to mainstream everyone.

The thrust of social programs demanding that everyone receive the same and equal share does away with individuality. This is the idea of a socialistic government. As people move in this direction, the danger is becoming a democratic socialistic society. In this society there is the eroding of individuality and the family structure. This is caused when the common society demands not equality, but equal.

From the Scriptures I read that each person has identity and individuality. This was placed within each person by the Creator.

To be different and have equality gives each person a unique identity.

I know that you are someone special because God created you in His own Image.

(Gen 1:26-28) Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (NIV)

I know that you are someone special because God loves you with an everlasting love.

(Jer 31:3) The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. (NIV)

I know that you are someone special because God has a plan for you to glorify and be glorified with Him.

(Ps 139:13-16) For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (NIV)

I know that you are someone special because God has given each person special and unique abilities.

(Eph 4:7) But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. (NIV)

(1 Cor 12:12-31) The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-- whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free-- and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are un-presentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way. (NIV)

I know that you are someone special because God's Son died for you that you might be reconciled to God.

(2 Cor 5:15-21) And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (NIV)

Yes, even in this world, you and I can be assured that we are someone special because God did all this for you and I as an individual:

His Creation gives us Worth.

His Love gives us Belonging.

His Plan gives us Significance.

His Gift gives us Competence.

His Sacrifice makes us Acceptable to God.



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