“We all have different gifts that God has given to us by His loving-favor. We are to use them.” (Romans 12: 6, New Life Version)
Remember this. You have been given special gifts, because of God’s love. These gifts are never a burden, nor do we lack them. We all have unique talents, special qualities that we express in an individual way. These aspects of Soul, of Life, of Love that we evidence, have their Source in God. They have power to do good.
So, let’s not be shy about using our gifts. Let’s stop belittling what we have to offer or comparing ourselves to others. We are to recognize our specialness and bring it to life in our work, in our relationships, in our world. These gifts are established in us by God, and they have a purpose. Try not to get ahead of yourself and decide what that purpose is. Just cherish and appreciate your talents, skills, your manner of expressing God’s goodness, and let Him reveal just how these gifts are unwrapped for the world to enjoy.
And don’t qualify your gifts or say they are not important, or that they are not real talents, like you feel others may have. Let God tell you why He finds you precious and needed. You may have humor that uplifts. You may have a sense of order that organizes and arranges, makes the world easier to navigate. You may be a natural caretaker, a poet, a teacher. And you may be many wonderful things. Be aware of these gifts and release them from the box of judgment and out into the world where they can make it a better place!