There once was a man who netted three trout from a mountain stream and carefully placed them side-by-side on a thick patch of grass. Before he removed them from the water, they were like a liquid ballet in motion. Fluid. Graceful. Vibrant. Alive.
After he netted them, the story changed.
As the trout lay on the grass, they were motionless. The man noticed they seemed unhappy, so he talked to them, hoping that his encouragement would change them.
“Little fish, don’t be sad. You’ll like the grass. Just try it out for a while.”
No movement. No response. No change.
Thankfully, just then a little boy approached exclaimed, “What are you doing? Put them back! They can’t be all they’ve been created to be when they are out of the water.”
The man carefully placed each fish back in the stream. After splashing for a split second, all three swam away effortlessly. Again, it was like a liquid ballet. What ease! What grace! What beauty!
Outside of God, man is like a fish out of water. You cannot be all you were created to be unless you reconnect with and remain in your Source. This is why purpose discovery starts with God discovery. There is so much beauty to be revealed through you. You can live a life of ease, grace and prosperity, but only in God for without (With Him Out) Him, everything and anything is nothing!