I have four children. Two of them are very extroverted, loud, and energetic. The other two are quieter, thoughtful, and introverted. There have been times with all of them that we have discussed how the things that make their siblings wonderful are not actually the things that make them wonderful. It’s funny how the same actions and behaviors fit so well on one person and are simply jarring on another.
It’s the same for any of us trying to make a difference in our worlds. We look to those who have been successful, and those who have made an impact. We look at what they have done and the methods they employed and try to employ them ourselves.
Of course, it is good to have role models and take inspiration from others. But, if we only try to fit what we are doing into the formula, then our contribution is completely overshadowed. God gave us gifts. Sometimes they don’t fit into any mold. Actually, they never fit into anyone else’s mold. They are ours, and they shine brightest when we are the ones who use them.