(Proverbs 27:8 ESV) Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
Our society promotes the idea that you can have it all; you can be anything you want to be. Just dream big, identify the plan that brings success, and go for the gusto. Sounds good, right?
The sad reality is, we can’t have it all, and we can’t be anything we want to be. I say that because God created each of us with a specific purpose meant to advance His Kingdom and bring Him glory. Nothing else will qualify for His blessing, and He will not honor anything contrary to His will.
I’ve learned I am most productive when I stay in the zone God created for me.
When I try to reproduce someone else, or mimic their talent I am outside of my personal zone. When that happens, my efforts will always be less productive than if I stay “home.”
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we need to stretch outside of our comfort zone. Otherwise, we may never release our hidden abilities. We should constantly grow and mature in faith and works, and the only way that can happen is if we are pushing beyond our “safe” place.
With that said, our most productive work will usually be connected to activities we are confident in. Experience is a great teacher. Once we have learned how certain processes work, we should take full advantage of the knowledge that is gained from our failures and successes. Don’t waste the wisdom…Use it!
If you’re feeling lost or misplaced, take a step back and rebuild your confidence by operating in the zone God created for you. Let advancement grow out of those victories. Relax and hang out at home!
PRAYER: Father, thank you for loving me so much that you created a specific plan for my life. I appreciate that You want me to feel at home in my spiritual gifts. I’m happy that you do not require me to fulfill someone else’s call. Help me to relax. To stay in, rather than straying from my zone. Amen.