“Do not neglect the gift you have…”
These were the words spoken to the young man Timothy by the apostle Paul. These same words I speak to you.
Each person has their own distinct gift to share with the world. A particular genius if you will. This genius is meant to be nurtured, cultivated and then shared in order to advance humanity.
You have genius. Yes, you! And if used properly it will impact peoples lives, making them better along with their environment.
This genius is wide ranging and apparent on many levels. It runs the gamut from teaching, leadership, encouragement, giving, listening, artistry, organizing, writing, math, science, reading etc. The list is far too numerous to name.
Most of us have a tendency to only think of the more popular gifts when we here this word but GOD was much more well-rounded than that.
See, entertainers need a teacher to help cultivate their talents. Writers are needed in order for them to bring the words to life. At various times a person that encourages will be there to breathe new life into them. And regardless of how famous or financially wealthy, each of them has someone they can call on that simply listens!
Some of the greatest gifts are not always the most popular. At least not in our own eyes and yet people who have achieved greatness wouldn’t be where they are today if not for the old lady with a gift of prayer or someone blessed with the gift of patience.
Never doubt your gift. GOD, the all wise and knowing, gave it to you for a reason. To make me and this world a better place.
So nurture it, cultivate it and use it to change the world!
I would love to hear your comments.