Growing up we often play games where we would imitate others. I would often climb trees, swing from a rope and think of myself as Tarzan. I know, go ahead and laugh, I still do. My mom and I both thought that the five time Olympic gold medal swimmer, Johnny Weissmuller, was the best Tarzan. He was the sixth actor to play Edgar Rice Burroughs ape man in the 1930’s and 1940’s. As much as my own imagination would take me into the deep woods of Africa, in reality I could only be me, a little boy who was born in Alabama.
Scripture tells us, “When David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep,” (Acts 13:36). I was not born to be an actor, an athlete nor a surgeon. I do not have those gifts, but I was called to teach and preach in my own generation. I have found myself, from time to time, wishing or wanting to be someone else. Coveting and jealousy though takes me out of who God made and called me to be. We find grace to be who God called us to be, not grace to be someone or something else.
The Challenge today is to be who God called you to be. And in that calling you will find the grace to be His servant, His witness for your generation. Be blessed today as you embrace who God called you to be.