Barbed Wire and Ballerinas

ballerinaSince I live in the land of bluestem grass, it’s a common sight to see cattle grazing in pastures.  Many times these cattle are seen with their necks sticking through a barbed wire fence to eat grass just beyond their reach; hence, the cliché:  The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. 

I think the old cliché is the life philosophy of some people.  They’re not content with what God has given them, so they keep searching for that elusive something that is just beyond their grasp.

When God designs a person with the body of an NFL lineman, He never intends for them to dance in the shoes of a famous ballerina.  If God christened you as an acorn, don’t feel like you’ve been slighted because you don’t have the fragrance of a rose: rejoice in the deep roots you’ll grow.

Grasp this truth—you’ve not been manufactured on the assembly line of life.  You’re a unique creation; the handiwork of God; designed for a specific purpose; and, blessed with the appropriate amount of grace to accomplish the mission to which you’ve been called.

Let me remind you that God has blessed us with gifts that “vary depending on the grace poured out on each of us, so it’s important that we exercise the gifts we’ve been given (Romans 12:6).”

You can exercise these gifts by slipping on your shoes, lacing them-up with the grace of God, and running the race that He has set before you.

God is able to make all grace overflow to you, so that, in all things and at all times, having all you need, you may overflow in every kind of good work.   ~2 Corinthians 9:8

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