TODAY I PROCLAIM MY DIVINE INHERITANCE
Neglect not the gift that is in thee …
I Timothy 4: 14
If two persons were exactly alike, one would be unnecessary in the scheme of things. Emerson said that imitation is suicide. The Divine Spirit never made any two things alike – no two rose bushes, no two snowflakes, no two grains of sand, and no two persons. We are all just a little unique so that each may wear a different face, behind which is the same, the one and the only Presence, which is God. It is right and necessary that we should be individuals. Unity does not mean uniformity. Unity means that everything draws its strength, its power and its ability to live from One Source. One Life flows through everything. This Life is never monotonous; it is forever doing new things in you and in me.
Realizing that the Divine has made me just a little different, I affirm that I am one with this original Spirit and that It is doing something new through me today. Therefore, everything I do shall be original; it shall be like a new creation. There will be a new enthusiasm, a new zest for life. Even the old songs I sing shall be a little different because of a renewed influx coming from “the Maker of all music” and “the Master of all singing.”
Realizing that the Divine Spirit is flowing through me in an individual way, I accept the genius of my own being. I know that the original Artist is doing something new through me today. Therefore I do not imitate others; for each is a king in his own right, each is a Divine Being on the pathway of an eternal unfoldment. Gladly do I recognize and unify with the genius in others, but always keeping the uniqueness of my own personality. All the Presence there is, is flowing through me in a little different way. All the creative genius there is, is thinking in me in an original manner. I invite the inspiration, the illumination and the guidance of God, and gladly co-operate with it.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker