I have often struggled in my life with not being really good at anything. You know the saying, “Jack of all trades but master of none.” Have you ever felt like you’re just not good at anything? Well, you’re not alone.
We often feel this way because we compare our talent with the talent of other people. We think that if we don’t do things the same way as others or with as much gusto, we’re not as good as they are. But that’s just simply not true.
God gave you a talent that’s unique to you and only you can use it the special way He intended.
Romans 12:6-8 says, “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” (NLT)
If you really sat down to think about it I’m sure you could think of something you do well. Now it’s important that we don’t confuse “well” with “the same as.” Those are two different things.
God made you completely different, and in doing so, He designed you to use the gift He gave you in your own special way. Only you can use it the way you do. That’s part of God’s plan.
So what is your talent? Are you good at calling a friend to encourage them over a cup of coffee? If so, encourage your heart out.
Are you good at teaching or mentoring in your own special way? If so, then teach and instruct. The world needs you.
Are you a born leader? Do people follow you and listen to your guidance? If so, lead as Jesus did and never stop.
The bottom line is, you’re talented no matter what you think. God gave you a gift and He did it for a reason. He actually wants you to use it for His glory. So do it already!
Live on purpose, Pastor Zac