You are a Dumbo
As we were sitting outside on Family Movie Night, watching Dumbo, I couldn’t help but think who is a Dumbo in my life? Who is one I’d never suspect greatness of, but with a little help, support, & encouragement, they could fly to great heights. Then I thought, who do I more often emulate? Am I more prone to be the hecklers in the crowd, the jealous circus worker, those who seek to make a buck without caring about Dumbo, those who encourage him to soar...or perhaps Dumbo himself.
You see, as I began to deep dive into the philosophical realities of Dumbo, I began to realize we are all Dumbo’s. In fact, the apostles were Dumbo’s, Paul was a Dumbo, Zacchaeus was definitely a Dumbo (perhaps people would have come from all over to see the wee little man...but I digress), and we, like them (and Dumbo), have been blessed with abilities. Abilities the Lord can amaze us by if we’ll allow Him to use us according to His will.
Through our failed human perspective we often read the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 & wonder why did…(v15) ”to one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability;”.
It’s not rocket science, it’s hardly even ABC’s, but this is where our human logic & sin get in the way. Earthly wisdom (and more & more the prevailing thought of our culture) immediately thinks, that’s not fair, who does He think He is to say some people have more ability than others. Well...He is God, so you can take it up with Him. Heavenly wisdom says YOU ARE BLESSED, be grateful & use your blessings to the fullest. If you spend your time thinking about what you don’t have, you may never realize the amazing things you can do with the blessings God has given you.
Don’t stare so much at the blessings of others that you fail to count your own. In the end we are all Dumbo’s, we all need encouragement, and with God’s help we can soar to great heights, with exactly what He has blessed us with, no more & no less. #BlessedToSoar #GloryToGod
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