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.
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