Our Unique Path for Serving Hashem

We each have a G-d-given and individualized path for serving Hashem. No two people are alike. Hashem doesn’t create the same thing twice. We are each unique and need to find our specific path in avodat Hashem (service of Hashem). Rabbi Natan speaks about this:

“Rebbe Nachman spoke at length about the great differences between the tzaddikim of the previous generations — the talmidim (students) of the Baal Shem Tov and the Maggid of Mezritch. One would travel across the country speaking in public. Another remained at home. One would pray before the congregation slowly and with loud cries, while another prayed in a whisper. This one devoted his time to Torah study and this one to tzedaka (charity) and saving Jewish lives. Nevertheless, they all learned from one Rebbe, and there was a great love between them. Each served Hashem according to the root of his soul and it was impossible for them to be alike. G-d’s great delight is that He has so many tzaddikim and good Jews in the world, each one giving Him special pleasure not found in the next. This is the meaning of the verse: ‘Israel, in whom I am adorned’ (Isaiah 49:3). Jews are composed of such a spectrum of colors. G-d does not make the same thing twice. Each individual has his own path according to the root of his soul in the Supernal Will.”

Rabbi Avraham Azulai writes, “Every single soul has its own unique portion in the Torah” (Baalei Bris Avraham, Introduction). We are each unique and special in Hashem’s eyes. We each have a specific path through which we will understand the Torah. Specific portions and aspects of the Torah will appeal to particular individuals, based on each person’s root soul. We each have our particular mitzva, in which we excel. May we have the merit for Hashem to help each of us find our unique path in serving Him.

Based on Likutei HalakhotChoshen Mishpat 2, Shomer S’khar 2:10, by Rabbi Natan of Breslov and In All Your Ways: Collected Discourses of  Rabbi Yaakov Meir Schechter

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