Don’t Compare or Conform

by kingteamdad

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

RAMBLINGS from Lacy’s dad – Kris took a load of kids from Artios up to Greenville this week for a drama competition.  She said our big SUV was packed with kids and gear.  Their director drove his pickup truck up, unable to carry any kids with him, but he could put a bunch of bags in the back.

I drove up later that day in my Jeep to meet Kris. Because of the number of bags the kids would be taking, she left her’s behind for me to bring. Its amazing how little room my vehicle has for two people’s bags, compared to her’s for six kids. My trip was uneventful, and a few hours later we were all together in Greenville.

The next morning Kris and I watched Evan in his first experience doing drama in front of people, and then planned to head up to Liberty and see Connor. We were so nervous for Evan, but he did a great job with two very talented young men in his skit. We walked out of the performance center, hugged and kissed Lacy, (and to keep his coolness) from a safe distance, waved goodbye to Evan. 🙂

We left the big roomy SUV and took the little Jeep for our 5 hour drive up the road to see Connor. We so enjoyed hanging out with our oldest these past 38 hours. We’ll drop him off for class this morning and head back down to pick our other two up in Greenville.

Aren’t we kinda like our different types of transportation? Mr. Lane, their director, did not take kids with him, but with his truck was able to take a lot of overflow baggage that wouldn’t fit in the other cars and SUV’s loaded with kids. Kris’ SUV can carry a lot, but burns a ton of gas. My Jeep can get us in places the other vehicles can’t, but can’t carry the load Kris’ SUV can. Each one can serve in a specific way with its abilities. The truck might get discouraged if it compared itself to the SUV in number of people it can carry. The SUV might get discouraged if it compared itself to the truck in the number of potted trees it could carry.  The Jeep might get discouraged with the number of people it can carry, unless you ar talking about getting them up the side of a hill.

God designed each of us with unique talents and gifts to do the jobs He has lined up for us. We have the opportunity to be used by Him with those unique talents and abilities. If willing, we can experience the joy of being useful to His work.

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“Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.”- Paul the tent maker (2 Corinthians 10:12)