How do you react or mold yourself, when tasks or heavy work is dumped on your shoulders?
Lets go through this simple yet motivational (actually fictional) story about birds and their wings. It may give you some direction. 🙂
There is a fable about the way birds first got their wings. The story goes that initially they were made without them. The God made the wings, set them down before the wingless birds and said to them, “Take up these burdens and carry them.”
The birds had sweet voices for singing and lovely glittering feathers that glistened in the sunshine, but they could not soar in the air. When asked to pick the burdens that lay in their feet, they hesitated at first. Yet soon they obeyed, picked up the wings with their beaks and set them on their shoulders to carry them. For a short time the load seemed heavy and difficult to bear, but soon, as they continued to carry the burden and to fold the wings over their hearts, the wings quickly grew attached to their little bodies. They quickly discovered how to use them and were lifted by the wings high into the air with gentle pressure.
This is a parable for us.
We are the wingless birds and our duties and tasks are the wings. God uses to lift us up. He tests us with these tasks. We look at our burdens and heavy loads and try to get rid of it, but if we will carry them and tie them to our hearts, they will become wings. And on them we can then rise and soar toward acme, towards success.
These heavy burdens when lifted cheerfully with love in our hearts, will surely become a blessings to us. God intends for our tasks to be our helpers; to refuse to bend our shoulders to carry a load is to miss the new opportunity for growth. No matter how overwhelming any burden God has lovingly placed with his own hands on our shoulders is a blessing.
We must never run away from tasks, duties and responsibilities as they make us. Running away from them is not a solution but it is like missing a better opportunity.
Keep Smiling… 🙂
The Story credit – Unknown Author.