You seriously have NO CLUE about the potential one person has. You don’t know. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!
You may have a theory or a thought. You might think you understand what the person is capable of… You know there are those around you that you may think of as lazy or incapable. But really…YOU HAVE NO IDEA!
EVERYONE brings something. EVERYONE has a talent…a strength. EVERYONE has an ability that they do much better than the people around them. God put them there for that.
It’s just like Esther. She was created for a purpose bigger than she could ever imagine. In the verses below, it says, “for such a time as this,” which always reminds me that TODAY COULD BE THE DAY that God really needs me to stand somewhere, do something or share a word or two to further HIS kingdom.
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
We have no idea how God is using other people. Most of the time, we have no idea how He is using us–how could we even begin to know about someone else. WE HAVE NO IDEA!
Don’t discount others. Don’t think people as worthless even though their actions may make our opinions point directly to that. Let’s remember that God put us here with specific talents, abilities and strengths. (for a time such as this) We need to be mindful of those. We need to ask God directly what they are occasionally. Be in tune more with what YOU have to offer and don’t concern yourself with what others SHOULD be doing. Pray for them. They may need prayers to help them find their calling. God will take care of the rest, because remember:
YOU HAVE NO IDEA!
Too many times I see people hiding their talents. I believe, it’s because they don’t think they are “good enough.” Comparison is that monster in our closet or under our bed that makes us freeze. We compare ourselves to others and think we aren’t “as good as” they are so why try? We all have things we can do well. We all have LOTS OF THINGS we can do well. Why compare? Why not SHARE? The world NEEDS what you do well. Don’t allow insecurities to get you down. Definitely don’t allow haters to put you down. Get up and show out! Show us what you got! I’m not talking arrogance. I’m talking CONFIDENCE. You can do it!
You can be creative where you are, no matter who you are and I’m being serious! Maybe you don’t draw or paint or sculpt beautiful self-portrait busts of yourself on each birthday (ha! I don’t do that either!), but you do something. You do something GOOD. You do something SUPER GOOD and you are EXPERT at it! Do it! Odds are this “something” you do SO GOOD is what you enjoy the most in life. Remember, GOD gave you this talent. He bestowed on you the blessing of this great skill! Should you hide it under a barrel, sweep it under the rug or keep it to yourself like a greedy little troll? UMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm….let me think…..NO! So, get up, get out and do whatever it is you do best and SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD! Share it with me! I want to know what it is! Don’t leave me hanging. REPLY, MESSAGE–hit me up! Do it here or follow me, tweet me @ritaclawson. YOU ARE AWESOME AT WHAT YOU DO!
I get the pleasure of teaching some awesome students. I’m blessed by God to have the talent and patience to do something so meaningful and fulfilling. I sure hope you have the vocation He has meant for you. If you don’t LOVE WHAT YOU DO, perhaps it’s time to ask Him what you are supposed to be doing?