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Be You-niquely You

We live in a world full of people. People from all different backgrounds, different ethnicities, all walks of life, along with different shapes and sizes. The Bible encourages us in Psalms 139:14 that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We all come into this world shapen in iniquity (read Psalms 51:5 and Jeremiah 1:5). We all came in out of the wound of our Mother. We were born into this world.

There are 2 important events that happen in life. First, the day you were born and #2 the day you find out your why or your purpose for being born.

Some of us learn quicker than others. Some of us learned to walk before others. Some of us are visual learners, while others are book learners. Some of us learn by having an ear to hear. Others, you may have to give specific details and instructions.

Regardless of the category you fall in, be you-niquely you.

No matter your pace or speed, how fast or how slow you may be, always be reminded that the race is not given to the swift or strong, but to those that endure til the end (Read Ecclesiastes 9:11).

See, in this race, we all have a chance to win and cross the finish line. The prerequisite is to endure.

Wouldn’t it be so grand for everyone to be who they were created to be and doing what they were purposed to do?

No copycats, not thinking more highly of yourself than you ought to think(Romans 12:3), or in competition with each other. Just love, respect, authenticity, and integrity.

Everyone in their own lane. No swerving (meddling) in someone else lane. Just being you-niquely you.

In your you-niquely designed self lies a spirit of greatness. There lies an entrepreneurial spirit to make thine own way prosperous(Joshua 1:8).

Live everyday to the fullest, not taking anything for granted.

Don’t measure yourself by society’s standards. Measure yourself by God’s standards. Uncover your worth. You are good enough.

Don’t allow what you see, make you forget what God said! Be You’niquely you!

Ysante McDowell

Ysante C MCDowell has been writing and inspiring others with her faith based poetry and song writings for more than a decade. Her poetry always encourages others Who are having valley experiences and have lost hope of coming out of their trials and tribulations. Mrs. McDowell started a newsletter called The Breathe of Life

Ysante McDowell

Ysante C MCDowell has been writing and inspiring others with her faith based poetry and song writings for more than a decade. Her poetry always encourages others Who are having valley experiences and have lost hope of coming out of their trials and tribulations. Mrs. McDowell started a newsletter called The Breathe of Life for the local church that she attends in 2007. The newsletters reached in and outside of the church even somehow finding its way into prisons and doctor offices. In 2008, Ysante won an award for the Spartanburg Community College Library Poetry Contest (1st place)for one of her poems. She went on in 2009 being awarded 2nd place for another poem as part of Spartanburg Community College Honor of Excellence Award. Her first self published book was entitled Time to Face Spirituality which was more of a pamphlet given to church members in Hattiesburg, Ms in 2003. She is the Co Owner of Ed's All Purpose Seasoning and Rub along side her husband Ed McDowell, the owner of Ed's All Purpose Seasoning and Rub.They have 2 children Shyheim, 20 and Danielle age 17. May her writings bring encouragement to all that read..

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