“The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.”
– Timothy the Mouse

Two things here…

ONE – What you need right now is probably already within you!

Psalm 139:16, Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 1 Peter 4:10-11

TWO – What is different about Dumbo is the very thing that allows him to do what no one else can!

  • Esther was a Jew hated by many, Esther 2:20
  • Zacchaeus was short but I’ve known his story my whole life, Luke 19:1-6
  • Ehud was left-handed which enabled him to kill King Eglon who had enslaved and plundered Israel, Judges 3:13-30

“God can turn brokenness into a strength if we let Him and transform any tendency to vice into an opportunity to virtue.”
– John Mark Reynolds

It’s important to have friends. But it’s more important to have good friends!

1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 18:24

Doing the most awesome thing, attempting the greatest exploits, taking the biggest risk, using your talents to the fullest will put you in uncomfortable places.

  • Noah was ridiculed
  • Moses felt inadequate
  • Gideon tore down an idol, but secretly because of the danger
  • Hosea married a former prostitute at God’s direction

Joshua 1:9, 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 3:13-15, 4:13, Isaiah 43:19, Matthew 19:26