[CF Devotionals] 2014-04-09 - Flitting Along

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Have you ever watched a butterfly? They flit about, or move in what seems to be an aimless manner, devoid of all sense of direction or purpose. Due to the fact they were once in a cocoon, after being a caterpillar, then I guess it’s entirely understandable that they might want to just take off all over the place. How different that must be from being stuck on the ground, eating leaves, and trying to avoid becoming someone else’s meal. After having wings to fly, their purpose becomes finding food - as well as females to reproduce - for the entire life cycle to begin over again. Although they have specific purpose, when you watch them, there seems to be none whatsoever in their flight patterns.

I have days that I feel like there is no purpose to me being here. It’s often just the flesh talking, and I realize that, yet some days are tougher to maneuver through it. I feel like the butterfly looks. Doing nothing but flitting aimlessly through a day, with nothing to achieve. Fortunately, that is not true, and I have God’s promises as a way of reminding me. The same God, that knows how many hairs are on my head, has specific plans for me while I am here. And what sometimes seems like a day of aimless meandering is just another part of something bigger. We don’t always understand the different parts of the journey, yet when we ask to be in His will, and request His help, then there is always clarity. Ultimately the bigger picture will become clear, and that’s what the focus should be.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8 KJV)

“Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” (Luke 12:24 KJV)

“ … I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say “The Lord is my Helper” and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:5,6 KJV)

Deborah Durrett

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All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.

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