You have heard of love songs which go like this:
"I will find someone like you."
"Don't for a moment think you are irreplaceable."
Such songs echo the theme that is rampart in the world today: people can be replaced. People have therefore adopted a casual view towards their fellow human beings; and this is especially obvious in the realm of love and relationships.
Most people go into relationships with an extremely casual view of their partner: If he misbehaves, I will replace him. or If she messes up, there be plenty of fish in the sea.
Though subjectively, these statements can be true(you can easily find another partner and there are a lot of girls out there for you to be mopping over one), objectively, there are incorrect. Each and every individual is unique and they cannot be replaced.
It sounds rather amazing, doesn't it? Yes. But it is true: there is no one out there like you. You are one of a kind. Even if you have a twin brother or sister, they are not equal to you. There are differences, disparities. That is why they do not even share your finger prints.
It is true that oftentimes, people are similar to each other. They look alike, have similar tastes and interests. And sometimes, they are so similar that they can even 'read' each other's mind. Yes, relatively speaking, people can be similar to each other. But no two people are exactly the same. Not possible.
If you are a Christian, then you are aware of the fact that God sent his son to die for each and everyone of us. Most people understand this broadly: Jesus died for the world. But it is specific. Jesus died for each and every individual. (1 Timothy 1:12-17). Let me put this in perspective.
Each and every human being is so precious and so unique that God does not want to lose any of them. He wants to save, if possible, the whole world. God even appeals to the wicked people: 'Turn back! Turn back! For why should you die?' (Exekiel 33:11)
And Jesus always emphasized how important each and every individual is when he gave the example of how God cares about the little birds of the air:
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? --Mathew 6:23
So every human being is important. No one is dispensable. No one can be easily replaced. Not even cloning can replace you.
You are important. You are one of a kind. You cannot be replaced. There is not one out there like you.
So next time someone tells you they will replace you, say to them: I am irreplaceable!
And if someone tells you, there are plenty of fish in the sea, say to them: There is only one fish like me.
If you are in a relationship, do not gauage your partner's worth by comparing them with other people. They are priceless. They are unique. If you lose them, you will never ever find any like them ever again. So be careful before you let them go. Be sure you can really afford to lose them.
Treasure the people in your life. Once they are gone, you will never find any other person like them.