I was walking in the woods and I saw the most peculiar thing on the ground. It was a Wasp walking around. He was minding his own business, simply walking on the ground and I saw there for about five minutes watching him walk on the ground. I had a dialogue playing in my mind about this curious scenario. Here is how it went:
“Hello Mr. Wasp”
“Hello Mr. Human”
“Why are you walking around Mr. Wasp”
“What do you mean?”
“I wonder why you are walking and not flying?”
“Flying,” Said Mr. Wasp
Mr. Wasp stared in confusion, “What is flying?”
“You know, where you use your wings and go up into the air above everything else.”
“Oh, no way I am too scared to do that.”
“But that is what you were made for!”
That is where my conversation ended. I thought about how silly it was to see a Wasp crawling around the ground like he was a normal bug with no wings. How often do we live life chasing things we were not made to do. We spend our lives crawling on the ground when we were created to fly.
I believe God called me to be a Pastor, which means I love to be with people, care for them, pray with them, share God’s love with them, and help them grow closer to God. When I try to do other things like maybe be a business man or a star athlete I am working outside my strengths and my created order. God has made each of us special and unique.
Psalm 139:13-14- You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you form making me so wonderfully complex…
God knows what he is doing so we need to trust him. If he gave you wings, fly. If he gave you a genius for Math, solve hard problems. If he gave you the physique of a god, win the cross fit world’s fittest competition. Do not try to be someone you are not.