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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures: Talents and Gifts

Good Morning Friends,

We've been told that we all have been given gifts and talents by God and encouraged to develop them. We are also told that our gifts will make room for us and bring us before great men. And naturally we are exhorted to give all glory for our gifts to God, from whom these come.

What does this mean?

We all know talented people. Folks who have a gift of some sort. Many times these are obvious...the gift of communication, a talent of artistry of some sort....Dancing, Choreography, Painting, Carpentry, Writing, Interior Design/Decorating.

Many times the gift is not so obvious but should still be cultivated for the overall good of mankind. For instance the gift of communication can become a career in Motivational Speaking, Life Coach, Teacher, etc.

I've always said writing is my gift/talent given to me by God because, unlike a lot of authors, I don't recall wanting to be a writer when I grew up. My only desire was to be a wife and mother. Acknowledging this gift from Him, I do my best to use it to glorify God and serve others.

I know several who do that also....

My brother in law creates beautiful crosses out of stone.
My son is a gifted choreographer whose routines regularly produce championships and he'll be the first to tell you his gift is from God because he has never had an ounce of formal training.

My granddaughter is a talented dancer and artist.


My cousin has a natural ability to design and decorate homes.

These are people in my family but I bet if you look around, you'll find some in your circle of friends and family members who are multi-talented.

When you're looking around at others, take a deep inspection of the gifts and talents you have. Once you discover them, ask God how to use those to serve Him and others. You might be surprised at what He shows you.

One thing for certain though, always treasure the gift/talent you see in yourself and in others!

Something to think about.
"Inspirational with an Edge!" ™


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Very thoughtful post. I think we take the good things in other people for granted too much of the time.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Not only in other people, but our own.

Thanks Jacquie!
Good luck and God's blessings to you.

Sharon Ervin said...

As I have matured, I've become more observant of the gifts of others and feel compelled to tell them what I see. Sometimes human beings are modest or humble or simply hold back. I encourage people to step up, flaunt those talents. Many gifted folks limit themselves. Obviously, you, Pamela, see and encourage them/us also. Insightful. Good job!

Susan Oleksiw said...

I enjoy seeing the variety of talents in the people around me. Nice post, Pam.

marilyn leach said...

God is so creative. How generous He is to splash out on us His gifts and talents. Using His gifts properly fulfills his will. May we all be fruitful. Thanks for the blog, Pam. Cheers

Susan Coryell said...

I agree that we each have gifts, but I also think that for every passion there is a job or an avocation. This is why I love Liberal Arts and Humanities programs--so folks can find their gifts and talents and realize their passion. Thanks for a nice post!

Kara O'Neal said...

Your blog always lifts me up. I needed to hear these words today. Everyone has a gift and should share it when they can. Thank you for the post. As always, I have enjoyed my visit.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by...yes, it is important to acknowledge the gifts in others...AND in ourselves!

Take care and God Bless!

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

I think we are happiest when we use those God-given talents. I love watching people who enjoy what they are doing, whether that be an athlete, a rock star, or a waitress. When people utilize those divine gifts the joy it gives them spreads to others. Thanks for sharing, Pam. I liked hearing about the various talents in your family. So diverse!