You Are Unique In The Eyes
Blessed Atman! The key to blessedness
lies in being aware of blessedness. If your awareness is turned
in different directions, towards what you do not have, or what
you think or imagine you do not have, then this wrongly directed
pattern of thought will make you unaware of the many things that
Each one is distinct and unique in the eyes of the Creator; there
is none like that particular being, there is no second. So each
one is precious and specially valuable to the Creator. In the
eyes of God, therefore, each one is something special. This should
always be remembered. No one can replace you in the role that
you fulfill in God's creation at any given place and at any given
point in time. You are most necessary and indispensable for that
particular set-up, in that particular time-space context. And
therefore rejoice and be grateful to the Lord that He has given
you a role to perform.
Whether you perform your
role perfectly and in a meaningful manner or not is irrelevant,
because God expects each one to do what one is capable of, at
any point, at any time. God does not expect an ant to haul great
timber as the elephant does in the forest. Nor does God expect
the elephant to fly gracefully in the air as do swallows and doves.
He expects birds to fly and He loves them for what they do. He
expects elephants to fulfill their role, giving dignity to the
forest and doing incredible jobs of strength. And He expects man
to live as man. And each one in his own place, in his own sphere,
can fulfill a task and gladden the heart of the Maker and contribute
something to His plan on earth.
And this is the truth. And to be aware of the truth is to be worry-free,
anxiety-free. To be aware of the truth is to be grateful to God:
"You have made me unique, You have given me a role, and You
have prompted me and brought to me all helpful factors to fulfill
my role and play my part. For that I ever give thanks."
No one is dispensable. No one is useless. No one is lesser in
the eyes of God or in the eyes of those who try to avoid human
judgment and human standards of criticism, who accept God's creation
as it is, because God created it. For them, whatever God thought
fit to make, in any manner whatsoever, is perfect; there is nothing
wrong in it, and it is acceptable. For them, whatever emanates
from God partakes of His divinity and perfection, and therefore
in God's own plan, and in God's own way, is fully complete.