Before Sara started college, we used to go to the beach once a year. On one trip, my husband Tim decided he just had to have a pair of beach shoes. So we went from shop to shop along A1A (main beach road) to find him the perfect pair. It took a few stops, but he finally found what he wanted.
I have to admit I did think that was a strange request on his part. He’s has always said if a shark was going to get him, it would have to be an ankle biter. So when he wore his new shoes to the beach, I stood back and watched. Would he actually get in the water with them?
As soon as the wave came in; he went the other way as fast as he could. I laughed at him and asked why he wanted the beach shoes if he wasn’t going to get them wet. He wasn’t using them for their purpose.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
God knew our purpose before we were even born and He made us accordingly. Are you letting God use you for that purpose or are you running from it? Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet. It may have been what you were designed for.