To fulfill our destiny and purpose
in & through our Lord Jesus!
In high school one of my best friends had an older brother, in his early 20s, this brother was mentally impaired. He couldn’t read past a 1st or 2nd grade level, he couldn’t even add 3+3. But he was a musical genius; they said he could play over 30 different instruments at concert level. I saw him play about 14 or 15 myself. his favorite instrument was the flute. His nickname was fluty.
Fluty had a lot against him besides just his mental impairment. His mother was great, really sweet, a real encourager for fluty.
But his father was NOT, he was his stepfather, and he called him stupid, would always put him down, tell him he was an embarrassment to him, and tell him he would never amount to anything. Plus his family was very poor.
His mother told him that wasn’t true and God had a plan and an awesome destiny for him. Fluty was a Christian, and with his child like faith, he BELIEVED what he learned at church, and from his mother.
I don’t really know how he learned about the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, but when his father said mean and cruel things, Fluty would just look at him and sweetly say, “dad that’s not true, one day I’m going to play for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, you’ll see. I know that’s what God wants for me.” I heard him say it over and over again.
I have to admit; even I had my doubts at the time, after all, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is WORLD-RENOWNED, and fluty in some ways had the mental ability of a 6 year old. But fluty never wavered, and he would go in the garage at there home and play instruments from MORNING to DARK most of the time. About a year after I knew them he really did try out for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and HE – GOT - IN! and as far as I know he still plays there.
We may say we believe, but Fluty really truly believed. He never wavered; he knew what God wanted him to do. He trusted God and didn’t ever doubt, he went to doing what God wanted him to do with everything in him. Fluty may have been mentally impaired, but in my opinion, Fluty was smarter than a lot of people in that way including me at times. We could all learn a lot from him, to DO what God has called us to do with EVERYTHING in us. To TRUST - HIM. To NEVER WAVER.
We need to KNOW what our destiny is in Jesus, & go for it like Fluty did.
We MUST BELIEVE we can make a difference, CHANGE our world for Jesus. JESUS SAID, ”GO YE unto all the world and preach the gospel.” It sounds like a really big task, But he wouldn’t have told us to DO IT, if he didn’t already KNOW we COULD do it. If HE believes than SHOULDN’T WE?
FLUTY BELIEVED, and acted on it. If Fluty can do it, with all of his disadvantages than imagine what any of us can do for the Lord if we go for it with everything in us like Fluty did. We just need to learn what our purpose and destiny is in & through Jesus, who we are in him, and who he is in us, and go for it, like Fluty did, with everything we’ve got in us!