The hummingbird weighs only a tenth of an ounce. It does not glide or soar; nor does hop or sit on a limb. But it can twist and turn, fly backward and even upside down.
The ostrich is a 300 pound bird. Even though it has wings, it cannot fly. However, it can run 50 miles an hour.
The duck hawk is the size of a crow and is very fast. In fact, it can dive after prey at 185 miles an hour.
As with birds, so it is with humans. Each of us is different because God has created us for a unique purpose. Paul said, “Learn to know God's will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Sometimes that seems unlikely when we are confused and troubled, depressed and discouraged. It seems that nothing is or ever will be the way we want it to be. Why not give up or give in?
Paul gives us the reason for the turmoil: God has to transform us and renew our minds before He can use us to do His work in His world. Unless we allow Him to fill our minds with His Word and learn His ways, we will never be transformed and capable of fulfilling the plan He has developed for each of us.
Prayer: Lord, give us no peace until we allow You to transform us into the person You would have us to be and to do what You want us to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.