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By: Ted Camp, Silent Word Ministries


At times the Lord used a donkey, rooster, fish, frogs, ravens, vultures, quail, and even the flies to serve Him. It seems creatures obey the Lord, but not mankind. I compiled some articles and thoughts about God’s designed creation and creatures.

First, God created and designed each creature for a divine purpose: a fish is designed to swim, a bird to fly, a rabbit to run, an eagle to soar, a dog to hunt and a cat to lay around the house. You cannot change this design. It has been said that a scientist tried to change their nature so he taught: the swimming duck to run; the running rabbit to swim; the soaring eagle to become a turkey; and a hunting dog to climb trees as a cat.

Eventually each one slowly lost their divine design and became useless without purpose. The duck soon stopped swimming, the rabbit quit running, the eagle lost desire to soar because it enjoyed life on the ground, the dog never hunted again, but just laid around with cat. They all lost their divine design and desire because they tried to be something they were not. It is God’s divine design that ducks swim, rabbits run, eagles soar, and dogs hunt.

God designed: stripes on zebras; monkeys playful; whales in oceans; small hummingbirds to flutter; hyenas to laugh; apes to copy people; penguins in tuxedos; and a special wag in the tail of a dog.

Man was God’s greatest creation. He was given an eternal soul and the abilities to think, know, and choose. All things were made for man: water to drink, food to nourish, sun in the day, moon at night, rain to refresh nature, winds to move clouds and air to breathe.

In this world there are billions of people, but there is only one you. No one else is like you. You are exceptional, original, incomparable and wonderfully made. God also has a divine design just for you.  Learn that God made you just to be yourself, because you cannot be someone else.

As the eagle soars, it can say, “This is where I belong.” As Ross Perot said, “Don’t send turkeys to eagle school.” Don’t try to be something you are not.

“For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not” (II Corinthians 8:12). Use what you have and know where you belong. Simply use your divinely designed abilities and just be yourself for God. You cannot be me and I cannot be you, but all can be used of God. You can be most used of God when you accept who you are and can say, “This is where I belong. Thank you God!” There is only one you. Are you willing to do what you can?  Remember, you are you-nique!

Ted Camp is director of Silent Word Ministries, a worldwide ministry based in Trenton. E-mail him at


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