Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pursue Your Strengths

I've been cleaning out my email box tonight and found something that goes along with what I wrote last night about Brian Welch. My friend at work sends daily encouragement emails from Joel Osteen. I don't really know much about him, but these emails are always exactly what I need to keep me keeping on. Hopefully this will speak to you as well.

“Do not neglect your gift…” (I Timothy 4:14)

God has equipped each one of us with specific gifts and talents. It’s up to you to not only to identify those gifts, but to be disciplined to develop those gifts. You have to learn to stay in your strength zone. What are you naturally good at? What do you enjoy doing? Take the time to identify your strengths and weaknesses and as the scripture says, give yourself to your gifts. In other words, don’t spend all your time trying to improve your weaknesses. Don’t waste valuable days pursuing things that are outside your main gifting. Focus on your strengths. There is something that you’re good at naturally—something you can do that comes easy to you. Step out into your area of gifting. Are you good with people? Are you good with your hands? Do you have a great voice? Find ways to develop those gifts. Know that your gifts and talents are a part of your divine destiny. If you’ll be comfortable with who God made you to be, and thank Him for your unique gifting, you’ll not only enjoy your life more, but you’ll be ready to receive the abundant blessing God has in store for you!

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