Not so perfect fit
There is an old fable about some animals that started a school.
The school had classes in swimming, flying, and running. The duck was a good swimmer- but as he was poor at running and needed more practice, he had to drop swimming as a subject and soon also became an average swimmer due to not utilising his natural gifts. The rabbit was exceptionally good in running – but withdrew from school when he broke his leg during flying lessons.
The eagle was the top one in flying class – but became waterlogged when he tried to swim. By the end of the school term none of the animals were very good at anything. They had all tried to be something they were not – and failed to develop, and utilise their own God-given abilities.
Richard Bolles writes that we all have a mission in life. We have something that is distinctively ours to do, and that there is a mandate from God to exercise the talent we have been gifted with. He sums it up this way:
‘Your mission on earth is one which is uniquely yours and that is;
- To exercise that talent – your greatest gift which you most delight to use,
- In the place or setting which God has caused to appeal to you the most,
- And for those purposes which God most needs to have done in the world.’
At Cornerstone, our desire is for each of our students to unpackage their uniqueness and discover the God given potential. That’s part of what makes a Cornerstone Education different.
1 Peter 4:10
‘As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace’