In 2012, Dr. Pepper came out with a commercial that has individuals proudly proclaiming how they are “one-of-a-kind.”
Being one-of-a-kind gives an impression of high value. A one-of-a-kind painting. A one-of-a-kind car. A one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. These items are unusual and being unusual makes them special and special indicates value.
How are you one of a kind?
If you were to wear a t-shirt like the ones in this Dr. Pepper commercial, what would your t-shirt read? What would you like to declare about yourself?
I like the idea of making a declaration about what makes a person one-of-a-kind. After all, there’s something unique about each person. Well, not so much one specific thing necessarily, but rather a combination of qualities and skills that make each person one-of-a-kind.
God’s Treasured Handiwork
Long before Dr. Pepper, long before you were even born, God had a one-of-a-kind design in mind for you.
“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.” (Exodus 19:5)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
What Makes You Special
In a world where individuals constantly aim to stand out in unique and special ways, and increasingly is some very odd and often frightening ways, we all too often overlook that what we do has nothing to do with why we are special. What makes us one-of-a-kind special is whose we are.
All of creation shares the imprint of God, but no one imprint looks the same. As individuals, we each represent our Creator in unique ways, and that representation is the key to a victorious life.