You are the only you He has ever made and ever will.
You are not a remake of someone else, an attempt to ‘do it better’, nor will He ever make another you again. You are utterly unique.
He planned your very being; He designed your nature, your form, your character. He knew you before you were made and He desired you from the start.
Nothing has changed that burning desire He has for you. He gave even His own beloved Son, who willingly chose to surrender His life for you, because He is absolutely in love with you.
Do not compare yourself to anyone, do not surrender your identity to be someone else. Respond to His love in wholehearted pursuit of Him, letting yourself be transformed from one degree of glory to another as you gaze upon His love and receive Him for all that He is.
So often when I paint, I ‘know’ a piece is finished before it is flawless. I look at it and know I could spend hours more on it, touching up, tweaking, ‘perfecting’, but somehow I just know not to. Why? Because it says exactly what I want it to say, it has fulfilled the purpose for which I set out to paint it.
I feel like it is the same with God. When we are born again, we are born into the very body of Jesus and His perfection becomes our fulfilment. We don’t need to fret and worry about the many details we see which don’t seem to tie up with what we thought we were meant to look like, we simply need to maintain a pure heart, letting His words remain in us as we seek to know Him more and more.
I compare everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him-a joy unequalled.] Philippians 3:8 AMP