The Bee in Me

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don't care what humans think is impossible."  -Bee Movie

I was busily getting "Mom" things done after popping in Bee Movie for my kiddos to watch.  I'd seen bits and pieces here and there but had never seen the movie in its entirety.  The movie trailers were done and I walked over to get the remote, hit the play button and turned to head back to the kitchen.  The movie starts with a quote and it caught my attention.  I'm sure at that point I became a real annoyance in the life of my children as I rewound it a few times to listen so it could really sink in, and then I wrote it down to further contemplate...because I'm a thinker and that's what I do...I must analyze everything!

There are so many things that this quote offers in relating to our lives.  I'm certain you can come up with a few of your own that may relate to you personally.  Fortunately for you, I'm not going to bore you with all of the ways I feel this quote could apply to life, I'm going to take just one and focus on it.  It's amazing to me that in everything God creates, there's a story.  There's a bigger picture and if we look deep enough, we can figure out how it might relate to us or something else.  I've personally never sat and watched a bee and realized its disposition, surprising, I know.  I've never noticed that a bee is "fat" or that it's body is much bigger than what its wings should allow to take flight.  I've only noticed how they love to suck nectar from flowers and that I personally enjoy honey.  

I know that the Lord sits watching us at times after speaking to our hearts about things.  I can only imagine the patience He has, as well as the desire at times to kick us in the rear end to get us in motion because He knows the end result.  He often warms our hearts to things He wants for us and things He would like to see us fulfill in our lives and the lives of others.  Sometimes it's just a small thing that can be accomplished in a matter of minutes but we just can't seem to get the words or actions out because of what we imagine others might think.  Sometimes it's calling us to do something we really don't want to do, but the outcome if we follow through can be so fulfilling for us that if we don't do it, we are really going to miss out on a huge blessing.  At other times, it's a calling that may take a lot longer, perhaps a path we need to take in life with a very specific goal in mind that will ultimately change our life and several others along the way and likely end up blessing you beyond belief all along the way.  I believe that each pressing from the Lord that we feel will ultimately end in a lesson and or a blessing for ourselves and others.  Some may think this life is by chance but I believe nothing in life is by chance and everything has a purpose.

God designed the bee, fat little body and all.  God designed us as well.  The Great Creator obviously knows what we were created for and what our capabilities are regardless of what others may think.  He knows what He created each of us for regardless of what we think of ourselves.  Human theory and law doesn't necessarily matter when it comes to God's purpose for our lives.  When God works with us, there is something quite different that happens when we choose to follow His lead.  He blesses us with supernatural power to accomplish exactly what we know we can't accomplish alone.  To others this may seem a little "out there" but I know from experience that when I rely on His power, I am able to see Him being glorified and others may see Him as well.  I know that I am not good enough on my own to fulfill God's purpose or to bring Christ's light to others lives.  There is nothing I can say or do on my own that points to Christ.  I am not perfect, I make plenty of mistakes.  When others look at me, they see all of the faults I have, they see that I am capable of hurting them, of making them angry.  I am human and the only thing that makes you and I different is the fact that we have been made clean and pure in Christ's eyes.  The truth is, if we did not have the supernatural power of Christ in our lives, people would never be able to see our Lord in us.

I challenge you to take a look inside.  What is it the Lord is talking to you about?  What is it that you feel is too big to accomplish?  What is it that you feel others would question and doubt if they knew what you felt called to do?  I believe we are all called and can be used for greatness...if we believe.  There is nothing the Lord will place on our hearts and minds that cannot be accomplished with Him.  It may be taxing on you and you might have to keep working at it.  You mail fail several times before you make progress but friends, get moving, He will not ask you to do anything that cannot be done with His help.  He will not leave you alone and you will see Him and His ways if you follow His leading.  Get those fat little bodies in motion; give your wings a workout and fly.  

"So, brethren, we [who are born again] are not children of a slave woman [the natural], but of the free [the supernatural]." -Galatians 4:31  AMP

"This also comes from the LORD who commands armies, who gives supernatural guidance and imparts great wisdom." -Isaiah 28:29 NET

Many Blessings,


  1. Missy... I loved this post so much. There is so much wisdom here and I am so encouraged by this. So very well written. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Excellent post! Very well written, fun to read, and great encouragement for the soul. Love how you cleverly tied in a treasury during the Flash Challenge. Blessings to you my sweet sister.

  3. I have been waiting to read this since you left me with the teaser on the treasury. Super awesome! Words cannot express how much I needed this today. You are absolutely gifted and talented girlfriend! Thank you so much for pouring out your heart into written word and allowing God to speak through you and Jean's print!

  4. Wow, amazing stories! We also hear of more miracles in third world in the US, we are not generally as fully convinced that we need God because we rely on our bank accounts and such...but we are really rich when we realize our need for Him...

  5. What a great way you have with words, Missy!! Loved this post, even though I'm reading it WAY late. So true, and so encouraging!! Thanks, sister!!



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