Giraffes and Turtles

Bishop T. D. Jakes

Bishop T. D. Jakes

I love this video, and how T.D compares turtles and giraffes and their worldviews. It is so easy to accept someone else's view. However, what T.D so brilliantly points out is that, just because we stand in the same spot, doesn't mean we have the same worldview. I used to be told that my goals were "unrealistic". I now understand that there is no such thing as "unrealistic". God is our Heavenly Father, and he can make all things possible.

We need to lift our eyes and believe in the supernatural, allow it to come to us, and welcome and open up to God's gifts. "We walk by faith not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). We walk by the supernatural, not the natural.

Some people are comfortable in the grass; it is easy to hide from accountability, you don't need to take in as many views. You have got all the food you need within reach.

But we should stretch towards the sky like giraffes, stretch towards the highest branches and beyond. And whenever we hear someone trying to bring us down to their level, have compassion for them, try and lift them up, but also think, that is a turtle speaking, I am going to continue to grow and hold my head up high.