Do you ever get down about being different? When we stay “original”, we risk acceptance and likes. Are we suppose to fade into everyone else in the crowd…sounding, acting, and looking like the majority?
I know we were made to be unique- not clones and copies but originals. I was made to be me. You were made to be you. We hear that all the time. I imagine the hue of hope is colorful, coming through each of us in variety of shades. The tones of our voices, the tint of our complexions, and the hues of our characteristics make up billions of ways hope can be colorfully displayed. God’s light casts a hopeful hue in our spirits. As we carry on in our lives, may we wear a dominant overall aspect that others can see. May we have the look. Of hope. A hopeful hue. When I listen to the words of the song below, I get a hopeful feeling about being different. It’s ok to be honest, to be unique, to be content, to be myself:
“Thinking back to when we first met, I remember You said You’d never leave me. I let go of Your hand, built my castle in the sand but now I’m reaching out again and I’m not letting go. Until You…hold me. Mold me. Sometimes I feel so all alone. See, I gotta find my way back home. So why don’t You…shape me. Make me. Wash me whiter than the snow. I gotta find my way. Back home. Master upon my knees I pray. I just wanna be the clay. Put Your arms around me. Place my life in Your hands. Lord, I know I’m just a man. I know You understand. This time I’m not letting go. Til You…anoint me. Appoint me. Sometimes I feel so all alone. See, I gotta find my way back home. So why don’t You, chastise me. Baptize me. Wash me whiter than the snow. I gotta find my way. Cause I’m lost and alone. I’ve been wandering long enough to know. Humbly I search for You and I’m not gonna rest till You…choose me. Use me. Sometimes I feel so all alone. I am on my way back home. So why don’t You…direct me. Bless me. Wash me whiter than the snow. I’m on my way….”
Brian Mcknight’s song entitled HOME, is one of my favorite with words that bring me into a moment of receiving. Can you sense the hues in the tone of this message? Being molded and touched by God, can bring positives. He forms good things with what we give Him to work with. The way God shapes us, appoints us and directs us will look different for each of us. I can feel a hopeful hue as the song goes on to say “I’m on my way.” We may not be there yet but we are finding our way! That’s a hopeful hue. A hopeful view. (Ephesians 1:18) For me. For you!