17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3: 17, 18 (KJV)
A flock is a number of animals of one kind that are either kept together or who stick together. It’s not surprising that a Christian congregation is called a flock. Think about who is in your flock – with whom you hang with, spend time around and/or share common interests.
Now imagine you don’t have that flock for some reason – misunderstandings, death, relocation, etc. Are you able to stand alone? Do you have the personal fortitude to remain true to who you are, even if you have to do so by yourself?
I challenge you today to think about who you are as an individual, separate from fraternities and sororities, apart from choral groups and social clubs, different from marriage partners and familial placement. My prayer is that you will continue to be your unique self whether alone or in the flock.
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12