I can't tell you how many times I've told my self "I wish I was more like her" I wish I had her hair or her looks. I wish I could get my nails done all the time like she does. I wish I could have the same talents as they do. But God meant for us to stand out. We are a holy people meant to stand out and shine for His glory.
Isreal wanted to be just like everyone else. They wanted a king. "But the people refused to listen to Samuel. No! they said. We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us to fight our battles." 1st Samuel 8:19
They wanted a king to fight their battles, to jump their obsticles for them so they wouldn't have to do the work. God wanted to be their king and God tried time and time again to let them know they were to be set apart. They were special.
There's a reason why I don't have "her" looks or "their" talents. I'm set apart. We all have a purpose. We're different, different passions, different talents because that's exactly how God wants us to be. Everything that I have is perfect for me and according to His perfect plan.
If you're different (which you probably are, smiles) that's a good thing. Embrace the uniqueness and let it stand out ~ chances are God will use it for something amazing. I wonder what God would have done with the Isrealites had they embraced their uniqueness instead of trying to be like everyone else.