Every one of us has a special skill, gift or talent. Mine is the propensity for joy with a slight edge of blackened comedy. I can walk into a room and within a couple minutes have at least one person laughing, even if that person is me 😝 When you’re an only child you make due with what you have… often it was me and my Barbie dolls make three… so. I don’t think my brain fully formed. The moral of the story is: have more than one kid. The end.
When God gave us talents, be it the ability to organize, lead or offer quiet, solid advice, He didn’t do so arbitrarily. He crafted us with intention and purpose. Yes, there is a purpose to everything God has made and, we are the by-product of that purpose.
The gifts He placed in us are meant to reflect who He is. When we use those gifts to bring glory to ourselves it pulls us down, depresses us and leaves us begging for recognition. When I thought my pretty face could make myself feel better about a bad day, it actually warped my emotional situation into something much worse. I started to run to the mirror whenever I needed affirmation.
Yeah…on days when I thought I looked like crap, everything kind of went downhill.
But when I started to ask God to make my gifts shine for His glory and not mine, things started to change, drastically. As soon as I started listening to His voice, and not use tasks to prove my worth, the anxiety I suffered from, lifted.
I realize this was the case because I had decided to pull myself off the stage and allow the King to take His place. When I did that, I started to not care about what people thought of me. I realized that any good bad or ugly conclusion they came to could fall on the shoulders of Christ. He would shoulder the burden for my imperfections.
He was the One on the stage, not me.
My prayer is that you allow Him to use the incredible gifts you have been given for His glory and allow Him to shoulder your many imperfections. He will do it with more love than you can ever imagine.
With blessings and much love,