>(I first mentioned the flute here: http://realliferealmessy.blogspot.com/2011/03/faith-or-fear.html)
A flute doesn’t doubt that it can play music either. It knows what it was made for, and it doesn’t ever try to be the drums, or a canvas, or a photograph, or a vocal chord. It is a flute, and it is shaped to play beautiful music.
God has shaped me to do great things for Him. God has shaped me to serve Him in a unique way. This cannot be an excuse to create my own “truth” (read: lie) about my purpose, or this world, or what I should or shouldn’t do. This is a God-given shape, that I should use to serve Him. To know how to do that best, I must read His Word, pray, and seek Him. I should be open and receptive to the Spirit. I should also be obedient. This starts to sound like a lot and I know how many times I’ve failed in this life. Yet, He sweetly reminds me that I don’t have to do this in my own strength. The Holy Spirit lives within me, and God sent Jesus to bridge the gap. His strength will carry me on toward the finish line.
What is your God-given shape (strength, talent, skill, passion)? How are you learning to use your shape for God?