The droplet said: “I am not happy with what I am. I wish I was a puddle.” So the droplet tried real hard to make himself more than he was, spread himself too thin, and evaporated.
The puddle said: “I am not happy with what I am. I wish I was a pool.” So the puddle lifted itself from the confines of its boundaries and went here and there and drained away.
The pool said: “I am not happy with what I am. I wish I was a lake.” So the pool spread itself wide and became so shallow that no one came to swim anymore.
The lake said: “I am not happy with what I am. I wish I was a river.” So the lake stirred up its waters to go this way and that. Its motion became commotion and many were afraid to go to the lake anymore.
The river said: “I am not happy with what I am. I wish I was an ocean.” So the river stopped its mighty flow and the waters of the river widened and destroyed many lives.
Tim said: “I am not happy with who I am.”
Me neither… 😉
You’re not happy with who I am? 🙁
LOL… That too.
Great post. Dissatisfaction can definitely be a problem in my heart.
I’m happy with who I am… just not with how I am…
“… I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.” nkjv
Amen, Greg. I think until then we have either a satisfied dissatisfaction or a dissatisfied satisfaction.
Will we ever be satisfied with who we are until we see Him face to face?
I am disappointed in myself everyday, but I am never disappointed in Him.
Tim, absolutely loved this post.
Always need to remember that I am who I am by the grace of God. He has given me grace to be, and nobody else.
Matt, so true. When I have tried to be something more than what I am, something other than what I am, something else than what I am – whether a droplet, a puddle, a pool, a lake, a river, or an ocean – somebody’s going to get hurt.
I love an observation by Spurgeon I read years ago. He said something to the effect that a droplet reflects the sunshine as well as a puddle or a lake or the sea. Whatever my size, I am to reflect the glory of God. Actually, the little ditty above was inspired by the memory of Spurgeon’s observation. I know that the older I get, the more satisfied I become with God’s plan for me and His work in me and His influence through me. Has my ministry been as big as I wanted it to be? No. Has my influence been as wide as I wanted it to be? No. Has Christ been seen in my life by those He has sent my way? I think so. I am satisfied with leaving the size of my ministry and the breadth of my influence in the hands of Christ. I am content.
Amen. A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven. So liberating, especially as a preacher, when we realize, I’m not that guy, and I’m not that guy, and I’m not that guy either so I should stop trying to sound like them.