Wisdom from a Pelican…I have always been fascinated by watching critters and creatures that God has created. One of my favorites to watch when I am at the coast is, the Pelicans.
They are so unique, sort of graceful and awkward at the same time ( I can identify with the awkward part). Sometimes they fly with other pelicans in formation and at other times just like being by themselves. They are amazing how they can be flying along and then suddenly take a nose dive into the water to catch some fish. The Good Lord really blessed them with incredible eye sight to see below the surface of the water. Some times they just like to hang out along the boardwalk or dock. They are really special in how they adapt and adjust to their surroundings yet they do not change their demeanor, thy are just fine being themselves where ever they are.
I think we could all learn something from these funny birds, like adapting and adjusting to our circumstances without compromising who we really are. It is so easy with our busy schedules and to many things to do, we tend to forget who we really are and fall into the trap of losing our sense of Whose we really are. I am reminded of Psalm 100:3, which states…”Know that the Lord, He is God: it is He who made us, and not we ourselves.” He did not create us to be always stressed out and uptight. When we are in that state of mind, we tend to lose our patience. I think God’s critters trust God more than I do sometimes. Some how, they by instinct know how to do their part and trust God for His part in providing what they need to make it through each day.
We would also do well to look beneath the surface as they do and find out more before diving into some situations. Impulsive decisions, without getting all the facts can be harmful. It is wise to look before you leap into a major decision or commitment.
Just some thoughts I had while hanging out with Pelicans at the beach.