Day 5: Other

“Other” – not the same: different.

Different does not mean deficient.

Do not believe that lie.

You are “other,” different by divine design.

Uniquely created by God for His purpose.

“Fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14, NIV).

And Father God is “working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13, NLT).

And the process by which He seasons you to become who He created you to be, do what He created you to do, and fit the environment(s) where He has designed you to make a difference, will be unique.

Yield.

Keep your eyes on Him.

Own your difference, your “otherness.”

You are different, “other,” by divine design.

This post is for Day 5 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge. The title of my series is, “Season,” based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.

Five Minute Friday: Other

Other

Other – a person­ or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known.

Other – distinct from, different from, or opposite to something or oneself.

Different – not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form or quality.

When and for what purpose did different, other, come to mean

less than,

deficient,

inferior,

even in His Body?

O God who made us in all our diversity from one original person,

Open our eyes to see how this lie has pervaded our lives. Set us free so that we can live truth and not just speak it.

FMF

I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Other.” The definitions for “Other” and “Different” are from oxforddictionaries.com (emphases added).