Christian Living Purpose

Hummingbird Moments

“Do more of what you were born to do.” Archie Manning

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

I love watching the “hummers” hover around our flowers, but I’m never fast enough to get a good photo.🙄 Enter my friend, Gary Fultz, hummingbird-picture-taker extraordinaire! Gary has some wonderful nature shots on the free photo sharing site, Unsplash. You can check them out here. If you use some of his pics on your blog you can even leave him a tip via PayPal.

What’s so fascinating about hummingbirds is how God expertly crafted them to do one thing REALLY well. When it comes to acrobatic nectar gathering, nothing tops these little green guys! They excel at what they were made to do.

And you and me? What did God uniquely gift each of us to do? Every now and again we have our “Hummingbird Moments”—when we’re reminded of our God-given purpose.

A few weeks ago I got to sing in the chorus for a concert version of the musical Oklahoma! During the rousing final number, the audience rose to their feet as they clapped along. And at that moment, singing second tenor at the top of my lungs, I realized anew, “This is what I was born to do!”

Enough about me. How has God uniquely gifted you? What were YOU born to do?

Sometimes it helps to condense your life purpose into a handful of words; make a six word story that sums up you. Here’s mine: Teaches children, helps and encourages people. Oops, I said enough about me.☺️

Please give it a try! I’d love to hear your six words. Share in the comments, if you’d like.

If you are uniquely gifted in your work, you will rise and be promoted. You won’t be held back–you’ll stand before kings.

Proverbs 22:29 (TPT)

A person’s gift opens doors for him and brings him before the great.

Proverbs 18:16 (CSB)

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

46 replies on “Hummingbird Moments”

This is not six words, just the words that are now stuck in my head. Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain and the waving wheat can sure smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain (I could go on)…O.K.L.A.H.O.M.A. Oklahoma. OK.

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Mentor, musician, photographer, adventurer, Speaker, husband.
Wow great take on the hummingbird shots David. I’m just back from a lake superior island adventure…fun to open up and see this. Thanks for the mention

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“Every now and again we have our ‘Hummingbird moments.” I love that thought David. I can’t think of a better musical to experience a hummingbird moment. Oklahoma is my all time favorite musical with The King and I running a close second. A great post to go with Gary’s picture. Your challenge put my brain to work. Knowing me I’ll probably rewrite this in my mind at least 10 more times, but here’s a rough draft- “Listener, lesson writer, encourager to all.”

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Hmmm… I kinda find this activity a bit hard lol let’s see.

Encourager, giver, follower of Christ.

On a side note, I too love watching hummingbirds. I’ve only ever been able to snap 3 good pictures of them in flight, though. They’re quick little things!

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As you know, the hummers hang around longer down south. They’ll be headed out from where I live in a few weeks. We have lantana, sage and butterfly bushes to attract out friends. Thanks for stopping by!


I LOVE watching for hummingbirds. I do not have many in my garden because I don’t have a lot of “hiding places”, but it’s always exciting to see them. While evacuated to my cousin’s she had some lantana right outside the window and I got to see several hummingbirds and butterflies feasting.

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I belong to a local writers group where we were challenged to describe ourselves in a six-word memoir. There’s also a website devoted to that activity, I put the link below.

This challenge was presented to me before I began blogging and it was proposed as a good way to generate a “tag line” for a business card or website. Thus this exercise is how I came up with the tag line below my title name and logo to describe my blog. Thoughts – life reflections, meditations and prayers.

It’s a challenging and rewarding activity. I like your idea of doing it to clarify or define our life purpose or giftedness. Thanks for the challenge.

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