You Are Designer Original

I have just read a beautiful article written by TD Jakes that really caught my eye and I knew I just had to share this… It’s called, ‘Designer Original’.

“One of the things that makes high fashion designs so expensive is that they are one-of-a-kind creations. A woman who buys haute couture designs knows that she isn’t going to see her dress on any other woman. She knows she is going to have a superbly crafted garment. In many cases, it will be hand-stitched and custom-tailored to fit her like a soft leather glove fits a hand. She knows that every aspect of the design of her garment has been carefully conceived and constructed. Women are willing to pay a high price for an original design.

And so it should be when we look at our lives. God has put us together in a way that cannot and should not be replicated. He chose every  aspect of our personalities, crafted every gift and talent He bestowed on us, and gave special thought to each one of our features and traits. We were hand-made by Him in our mother’s womb. He custom designed us to fit a specific role in His sovereign plan for the ages.

You are a Designer Original. God made you to be one of a kind. Your finger print is different from that of anybody elses  – living or dead. The same goes for your hand print, foot print, voice print and you entire genetic code. Nobody else has the combination of physical traits you have. Nobody else has the identical set of genes.

And even if you did have the exact genetic makeup of another person, you would still be unique. Nobody else has been placed by God in exactly your family, your neighbourhood, your church, your group of friends and sociates. Nobody else has been put on the earth at precisely this moment in history. Nobody else has had the same experiences you’ve had. Nobody else has the same talents and personality quirks and strengths and weaknesses and abilities and disabilities and skills and training and connections. NOBODY has ever been just like you. and nobody ever will be just like you. You are a designer original!

Have you celebrated yourself?

Have you ever praised God for the way He made you? If not, today is a good day to begin”

TD Jakes pretty much summed it up perfectly here, so all that’s left for me to ask is, are you living your life as a designer orignal or a shoddy replica?


Cayly (An orginal who sometimes forgets her value and worth)