He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Have you ever seen the Disney movie Dumbo? If you haven’t this is your spoiler alert warning. In the movie a baby elephant is born with extraordinarily large ears.
He gets bullied and made fun of a lot.
This little guy’s spirit is pretty much crushed by all of the hate and mean things that are being said to him.
He eventually comes across a tribe of crows, and once they decided to believe in him, with their help and the help of his constant companion Timothy the mouse, he learns that his awkward enormous ears are a gift.
He can do something that none of the other elephants can do! He can fly!
Don’t let people look down on you for ANYTHING!
In 1 Timothy 4:12, it says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
God created you with many special and unique traits and abilities.
He can use you to help others and bring about his kingdom, no matter your age or your seemingly odd traits.
If you feel that something about you is awkward, don’t sweat it. In my life, my quirks have led me to my divine purpose.
I used to resent the name-calling and try to blend in, but now I am unashamedly myself and the freedom that comes with that is priceless.
God uses me and my awkwardness and my mistakes and everything that I am for his glory.
- Prayer: God I want to be a vessel to be used by you for your glory. Use me and all of my quirks and unique traits and abilities, no matter how insignificant they seem. I pray that I would be a vessel of your goodness and kindness and love to the other people I come in contact with in this life. I love you, and I thank you that you delight in using anyone whose heart is turned toward you, in Jesus’ name. Amen.