What’s your gift? What’s your talent? What do you like to do in your free time? Have you discovered “all you can be” and your true talents yet? What are you yearning to do? What do you feel like you can’t live without doing?
Climb mountains, paint beautiful landscapes or the ocean, maybe sing in a choir? Maybe you love making homemade decorations or painting and restoring old furniture. Maybe you want to organize and run a soup kitchen. Maybe you want to go rock climbing. Maybe you want to teach young children how to read.
I remember years ago, a friend came over who is the “creative artsy” type who paints, decorates, and sews. She remarked about how “plain” our home was. We had repainted everything in neutral/tan colors to get our home ready to put on the market, and we also didn’t put any pictures or paintings back up on the walls. My friend did not mean this as offensive… but to me, it was at the time. Now, I realize, “the painting-decorating-artsy-type talents” are just not an area that I am skilled at or drawn to. I love to see beautiful color and decorations, I just do not have talent for art or decorating.
And that’s okay! Although it took me years to realize, we weren’t made to be talented in ALL areas, we are probably really only truly good in one or maybe two things!
I am organized, administrative, and motivated to encourage and serve. I love to be with friends and family and laugh … and now, I have discovered, I love to write! And, I love to help people, too, in simple ways. Have some of these talents or interests evolved over the years? Certainly, they surely did. I have gained some different interests and talents as I have aged, but one thing is for sure now, I can admire from afar the gifts of some else, but that does not mean those are MY skills or gifts! And, I am not jealous or envious because those talents belong to them.
I believe God made us all different for a reason. I wish we could all use our different areas of creativity and usefulness as we are called on for use.
Not sure what your unique talents and gifts are? Fuel your fire by volunteering or doing what you love in your spare time. Still aren’t’ sure? Ask yourself a few basic questions:
- It this thing you enjoy easy or hard to do? If it’s easy, then you are probably going to have more success.
- Got a special desire in your heart? Then go with what’s in your heart and follow your dreams.
- Know anyone else who likes to do what you like to do? Once you determine your new gift or interest, find others with like interests – join a club or a group with similar interested people. Birds of a feather flock together!
- Still not sure and still searching? On the way to finding your new gift or talent, please remember, be patient. It may some time to find out what you were meant to do or what you are good at!
I hope you find what you love to do if you haven’t yet! And if you have found your gift and talent, please – by all means use it!
“Never give up, even if you fail!” (Author unknown.)
“Three C’s in life… take a “chance” to make a “choice” to bring a “change in your life.” (Author unknown.)
Until next time –