God creating each of us to be completely different from the person standing next to us. God's Word is filled with Bible verses about being unique to help us to understant.
These verses of scripture are a great reminder because we tend to forget that we are special, created by God for His purpose.
When we study scripture about being unique we discover that God made exactly the way we are – on purpose.
So, if you are needing some encouragement or looking for some for your kids or a friend, get comfortable and dive into scripture with me.
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What Does the Bible Say About Being Unique?
It is no secret that God created you exactly how you are. He knew you when you were developing in your mother’s womb. He knew what color hair you would have, how your smile would look, and what your personality would be.
If you have ever thought that God made a mistake, let me assure you, that He did not. He created you and loves you exactly how you are.
He also made a point of making us all different or unique, but when you look around at creation, you see He did the same for all of the plants and animals too.
We raise farm animals and let me tell you, pigs and chickens and goats have a variety of different personalities. Some are loud and obnoxious, some are stubborn, some are easy going. Their looks vary as well with no two colors and markings being exactly the same.
Did you know that no two zebras have the same stripes? They are as unique as our fingerprints. They say that no two snowflakes are the same either.
Bible verses about being unique bring God’s awesomeness to mind, doesn’t it? His creativity and wisdom abounds.
Need more proof that God made you?
- Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. (Psalm 119:73)
- Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
- 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)
- Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16)
How Did God Make Us Unique?
I’d like to take a minute to first talk about why we, as humans, are unique to all other creations. You may have already studied this, but I think it goes a long way in helping us to realize that we are born with a purpose and that purpose is to love, serve, and have a relationship with God.
I once heard someone say that when God created the earth, He spoke it into existence, but when He created man, He breathed into Him.
This is true. When God made Adam, He took the dirt of the earth and breathed into it. Man became a living soul.
Man is unique in that He alone has a living soul, a spirit that does not die when his body does. He has the ability to have a relationship with his creator and a longing to serve someone.
When God created the stars, He brought together all of the gases and other elements that are required to send twinkling bodies across our night sky. When God created man, He first said “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:27).
He did not say this about any other element of creation. He reserved this for us alone.
We are unique right from the beginning.
God also created each of us with different strengths and abilities. This is seen throughout scripture.
- Samson was physically strong
- David had a heart after God’s own
- Jonah learned from his mistakes
- Moses was humble
- Tamar was brave
- Mary was submissive
- Thomas was doubtful
- Peter was outspoken
- Daniel was wise
- Joshua was obedient
- Abraham was patient
- Paul was zealous
Bible Verses about Being Unique
Let’s list some more Bible verses about being unique. All of these declare how God made you for a purpose, has plans for your life, and loves you.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV)
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (Jeremiah 16:7)
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Ephesians 1:4-6)
To prove my point about being special and God having a plan for you, we first turn to the prophet Jeremiah.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
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)
But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace. (Galatians 1:15)
The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:11)
Just as God created us with different personalities, looks, and physical abilities, He also created us with different spiritual gifts. Paul talks about this in depth.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Paul talks about us being the body of Christ and just like the physical body has many members with unique jobs, we do too.
The church (and the world) has a diversity of needs and God provides for this by giving us all spiritual strengths which benefit the whole.
1 Corinthians 12:21-30
If He didn’t make us unique and give us unique gifts, we couldn’t edify each other the way we do.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? (1 Corinthians 12:21-30)
God Made Us All Unique
God made us all different for a reason! We all have our own unique way of living and working for Him, blessing those around us, and making the lives of those we know richer.
I think we can conclude that it was God’s wisdom that created each of us differently and it is our job here on earth to use those unique gifts for His glory.
Which of these Bible verses about being unique resonated with you? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below!