The duck was good at swimming and flying, but he was terrible in running. So he was made to drop his swimming class and stay after school and practice running. He kept this up until he was only average in swimming, which was acceptable. The others, including the teacher, were no longer threatened by the duck’s swimming abilities and everyone felt more comfortable – except the duck.
The eagle was considered to be a problem student. For instance, in the climbing class he could beat all the others to the top of the tree but insisted on using his own method of getting there. He had to be severely disciplined and finally because of his non-cooperation in swimming he was expelled for insubordination.
The rabbit started at the top of the class in running but obviously was inadequate in other areas. Because of so much make-up work in swimming, he had a nervous breakdown and had to drop out of school.
The turtle was a failure in almost every course offered. His shell was considered to be the leading cause of his failure, so it was removed. This did help his running a bit, but he became the first casualty when he was stepped on by the horse
Here’s the summation. The faculty was disappointed, but all in all it was a good school on humility. There were no real successes. None seemed to measure up to the others, but they did concentrate on their weak points and some progress was made.
Get the point? Everybody doesn’t fit the same mold, and in the church we don’t want to zero in on what you’re not good at but on what you are good at. Everybody is a 10 in some area.
If you’re in a ministry where it’s not working out, there is a way to know, you’re under stress. It’s a very stressful thing to do. There’s not something wrong with you. It means you’re in the wrong ministry area. So find the right one! Get it?
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