Some people love the country. Incredibly, as hard as it is to believe, others actually enjoy city living! But take a country person to the big smoke and on the way there, their stress levels begin rising. After a short stay, they get to feeling shut in, crowded out and that they are breathing heavy air. Keep them in the city too long and they will get sickly, longing for the solitude of the bush, their familiar jeans, old hat and work boots… When they return, their first thought is ‘it’s good to be home’. Their lungs fill with that country air, and there is no holding them back.
There are almost 7 billion people in the world. Of the approximate 134 million born every year, no two people are exactly the same. Your unique life is a good gift from a good God. Your Father in heaven thought about you and had you all planned out before you were born. (Psalm 139:13-16). You were no accident of nature. Now, your challenge is to be the best ‘you’ that you can be for God. How has God designed you? Check your vital signs. What godly activity gets your heart pounding? What do you love doing? When you do what God designed you to love doing, you get energised, like a country person coming home from the big smoke. No one has to twist your arm to get you going.
What are your dreams? Give them a place in your prayers and plans. Work out what sets your heart aflame, then live fair dinkum, doing your best for God.
Father, thank You for the way I am created. I want to be the best ‘me’ I can be for You,
using my strengths and passions to live for Your glory. Amen