Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Scruffy Cardinal

This morning I had the special treat of observing a young male cardinal. He had not entered into his physical beauty as yet but he caught my eye.
He wasn't very agile and had a bit of a challenge going from limb to limb of our crape myrtle while inching his way to the bird feeder. He made it to the feeder but his calculations were off a bit and his body was smack up against it and he couldn't get to the seed. He awkwardly backed ever so slightly and reached down for a seed. Upon getting his reward he flew to a branch to eat and then his next attempt was right on!
I enjoyed watching him...so unsteady at first but he never gave up. He was learning to be who God made him to be. He wasn't comparing himself to the chickadee whom seemed to do everything with ease. (It looked like he almost knocked the chickadee off as he tried to make it to the same branch but the chickadee wasn't even phased...just rolled with the "punches"! )

A good lesson for us I think! Just learn to be who God made us to be. We can't compare ourselves with anyone else. We all have gifts and talents. We all have worth. That's how He made us!
Sure we have to "grow" into our wings and learn to "fly" but He has put all that within us.
We just need to let it out and... fly!

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