“Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.” (I Peter 4: 10, Contemporary English Version)
We are all uniquely endowed with talents. We all have within us very special qualities which we so much need to express in our very singular way. We can cherish those gifts we are already aware of and at the same time continue to be open to other treasures God is revealing to us.
Don’t limit yourself or agree to be less vital, productive, full of light and goodness, than God knows that you are and guaranteed that you be. He designed you as one of a kind—like no one else and with a very specific manner of expressing His Soul through your life. There is nothing missing or incomplete in any one of us. We are all ideas jam-packed with all the right characteristics, blended together in way that is powerful and pleasing.
Know just how blessed you are. Bask in Love, letting that light shine on you to reveal your glorious gifts—your creativity, your intelligence, the special way which you love, the keen care you have for detail, your strength and flexibility, your natural grace in movement and in the way in which you live your life. Your gifts are plentiful and beautiful and unique and needed and no one can express them like you do. No one.
Treat your gifts with loving care. Use them well. Don’t hoard your gifts or second-guess them. Nurture them, let them blossom in the way that feels right and satisfying, and spread that inherent goodness in a way that is rich with generosity.
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