Only One You

What you are writing may have been written before,
but never by your hand.
What you will speak may have been stated before,
but never in your voice.
When you communicate, consider your audience,
consider your topic, but do not forget to consider your self.  
There is only one you, and no one else can communicate what God has given you to say.

“David stepped forward to fight Goliath, the Philistine challenger.  Saul offered him his own armor to give him courage, but no sooner had David put it on than he cast it off again, saying that he could not make use of his own strength with another’s armor.  He wanted to face the enemy with his own slingshot and knife.  In short, the arms of another will either fall off your back, weigh you down, or hamper you.”

                                                                Niccolo Machiavelli, 1532.

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