For awhile now, I have been wanting to share something that God is teaching me.
You have probably heard it this message stated in lots of different ways. Here is mine. Well, really God's. His words to me and you.
God has created you (insert your name) to be unique and special. He has wired us with gifts and talents that were created just for us. When we use these gifts we are full of joy and life and fill fulfilled. These talents bring God glory when they are used for His purposes in our lives. And these talents look different in everyone. God has designed our personalities, gifts, abilities, life experiences, up bringing, really everything to create you.
You are an original, one-of-a-kind, totally loved, best kind of treasure.
So, figure it out. Be the original person, God created you to be.
Get off the fence. Quit wanting others gifts. Comparison is the thief of joy. Discover who are you are, what you like, what gets you excited and figure out how to incorporate that in your life.
Then start. Take responsiblity for you. Try out new things, look for areas you excel in or where your interests lie. And when you give it a good effort, be satisfied.
Because your talents are not for you. They are meant to be shared with others. They expand when they are used and they mulitply when given away.
It's not always easy. But the best things never are.
Are you ready? Really ready? God has work for you to do and He invites us to join Him in the task of life. He will prepare you, help you, encourage you and equip you. You just need to be willing.
I hope this encouarges you and makes you think. The time is now.
I can't wait to hear what exciting things God has prepared for you and how He will use your gifts for others.
On the journey with you ~