One morning while I was putting on my makeup, Olivia was standing next to me looking at herself in the mirror and made the comment that one of her eyes was larger than the other. Olivia and I both have a lazy eye and this size difference is more noticable in us. I explained that to her and showed her my eyes. Then I went on to explain that no ones eyes are exactly the same size, and our arms and our legs are not exactly the same size either. We talked about how God formed each part of us to be a little bit unique and not exactly alike, and how He made each person different. She thought about it for a moment and said "just like not two snowflakes are exactly the same." So as we talked, and I began to think about it, I couldn't think of any two things that were exactly alike.
You know I had never really thought about it before. That just amazes me! God stopped and thought about each and every element of His creation individually, and how He would design it, that one individual element, different from everything else He had already created. That includes you and me. He stopped and thought over you when He designed you .... does that not just make you catch your breath? And He considered how He would design you different than me and everyone else He has ever created all the way back to Adam, and than everyone else He ever will create in the future.
Knowing this makes me realize how much God must value uniqueness and individuality. Since God does nothing for no reason, He must have a purpose for that unique quality in everthing He created. He designed into each of us specific likes, dislikes, passions, tastes, styles, personalities, skills, and talents, just to name a few. Which means He must have a purpose for these qualities. So much of the time we hide our unique qualities. We don't want to appear to be different. God wants us to let our unique qualities flourish so that He can use us for His purposes.