That is that this idea should never be wielded as a weapon to belittle a person, but transformed into a statement that elevates us all to a place from which we are meant to live. When someone makes the statement, “Oh, look who’s coming… God’s gift to creation.” We should respond with, “Why yes I am and I’m glad to be here." Saying this, not from a place of conceit, but from a place of realizing who God made us to be.
I believe everyone is just that, God’s gift to the world. Each of us are unique and one of a kind, possessing gifts, talents, and possibilities that are unlike any other persons. And, each of us has a purpose and a place in the world that only we can fully fulfill. But, there is a problem. We live among people who either don’t believe this, or just don’t care.
As a result, instead of being elevated and lifted up by our fellow beings, most people are regularly put down, put in “their place”, and intimidated into conforming to the ideals of others. Words are used like weapons that strike deep into the psyche of men and women, and these words often cause of to see ourselves as much less than was ever intended.
Why not make a shift of this oft used insult. Instead of using it to wound another, why not use it to introduce them with esteem and honor. “Hey look! Here comes God’s gift to humanity!” If stated as a fact and affirmation, it takes on a whole new meaning. If you don’t feel comfortable with saying this to one another, I understand, but at the very least, lets perceive ourselves and others through this lens; that we all are gifts from God to one another and to the world, gifts with answers and solutions that bring transformation to communities and cultures.
There is power in our words and the perceptions that we allow ourselves to perceive. Start seeing the gifts and elevating the people around you. As we make this investment in those around us, soon we get to see the “gifts” open up and these “gifts”, those around them, and the world will get to enjoy all that they bring.