Law # 7


God has created each person differently.  Each has different strengths and different weaknesses.  What works for one may not work for another.  To succeed we need to discover the gifts that God has given us and use them as God intended.

When an eagle tries to swim with a bunch of fish it will always be a failure.  When it starts to fly, however, (which is what God designed it to do), it will be extremely successful.   When we try to live like others with gifts that are not our own, we struggle and stumble.  When we discover our own gifts and do what God designed us to do we soar like eagles.

Wisdom requires that we learn to recognize and appreciate these differences in other people.  No one is “better” than anyone else, but there is no denying that we are “different” and certainly better in specific areas than others.  The ideal situation is where people work together fully recognizing and appreciating the different gifts of the others.  Here people can compensate for others and contribute in their area of strength and make a whole which is much greater than the sum of it’s parts.  Disasters occur when one individual or type tries to insist that everyone else do things just as they do.  They try to make eagles and wildcats swim, or dogs and cats fly.  This leads to resentment, fights and overall failure.

Law 8 - Harmony

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