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Have you ever thought about how certain things in life are created to do something? A lot of times we look at it from just one angle – the functionality of things. Therefore, we would say, “a fish in water is created to swim or an eagle in the air is created to fly.” But what if we looked at it from the inverse angle?
A fish in water does not drown. An eagle in the air does not falter.
For some reason, it gives a completely different perspective on things. The former perspective is obvious, but the latter gave me one of those “ah ha” moments.
A fish in water does not drown because it is in an environment where it is simply doing what it was created to do. Now, if you put the fish on land then we will see a different result. This is same for the eagle. They were created to soar (it is obvious when we see it), but when we see it tumble and plummet, then we say something is wrong.
How many of us are doing things that we were not created to do? Not only is obvious to people who are close to you, but you feel this great tension in your heart. We can try to convince ourselves all we want but at the end of the day, we know that there is this longing in our hearts.
It is a longing to fulfill our destiny. It is a longing to do something significant and to make a difference in this world.
A person in God’s Presence does not live purposelessly and insignificantly. This is why we have to humble ourselves and return to what God has called us to do (Rev 2:5).