Did you know that there are hundreds of different types of trees? And there are tons of different kinds of fruit-bearing trees. There are bunches of different kinds of fruits. (how's that for scientific?)
While doing my Bible reading recently, I reread Psalms 1.
I was struck anew by verse 3: And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
Wait, that said HIS fruit in HIS season (emphasis mine). It didn't say "will bring forth the same fruit that his brother brings forth"
Some of us are apple trees. But, did you know that there are there are more than 7,500 variations of apple trees in the world?
Some of us are orange trees, or lemon, or grapefruit.
Peach trees. Banana trees.
All the different kinds of trees bring forth, or produce, a different type of fruit. Each fruit looks different, tastes different, feels different, smells different from each other type.
Even pieces of the same exact type of fruit can look different from each other, or taste a little different.
We just bought some fuji apples and none of them look the same. Some are a little more green, some a little more red, some taste sweet, some are a little more tart.
And, each of these different types of fruit produce at different times of the year! Currently we are seeing a lot of citrus and the end of the apple season. Peaches come in August. And I have no idea when banana season is.
The Bible says that the Blessed man (that's who I want to be) is like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings for HIS fruit in HIS season (emphasis mine). It doesn't say that the blessed man is a fuji apple tree, or a peach tree.
I take that to mean that we are all different types of trees. That, depending on the type of tree that we are, we will produce a certain kind of fruit. At a certain time that is right for us.
I don't have to be exactly like Sis Wonderful, because I'm not that kind of tree. I don't have to be talented in the exact same ways as Sis. So Creative because that's not my fruit. And I don't have be involved in everything that Sis Finger in Everything in involved in right now because it's not my season.