We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
I think it is truly amazing how gifted some people are. Some people have the gift of art and can create beautiful drawings or paintings so easily. I can barely draw a stick man. Some people have the gift of their voice and can sing beautiful songs that can sometimes leave us spellbound with the poetry of their music. I love to sing but won’t be signing any record deals anytime soon. Some people can teach and can do so in a way that really inspires and motivates the student. I don’t think I have the patience or abilities needed to do that for very long.
Some people have been given the gift to act and have done so in movies that are sometimes forever etched in our minds. Their gift can leave us wanting more and allow us to believe we are truly watching something real. I can’t imagine being so talented. There are those who are blessed with being able to help others; the volunteers, aid workers or missionaries. I have compassion and truly want to help others but can’t always find a way to facilitate that passion into actually doing it.
I have come to realize that maybe my gifts are different. I don’t think that our gifts have to be something extraordinary that is world-changing or something that will make us famous. They could be simple yet just as important to those close to you.
I have been given the gift of being a mother. I have been blessed with the gifts of guidance, love and patience that is needed to care for my children. Those gifts have given them the blessing of growing up with a mothers love and knowing how special they are and they can carry that into the world someday.
I would also like to believe that I have been given the gift of words. When writing I strive to use that gift to be able to reach people with my words, to help lift up someone who is feeling discouraged, to inspire someone or to be someone who others can relate to. And in person I like to speak words of encouragement and motivation when needed. I use the gift of words to pray for others. I believe I give people the gift of hope sometimes through words.
And if God wants to use me as a parent and a messenger of hope through my words and through being a good mother then surely those gifts are plenty enough. Take a moment today to think about the gifts God has blessed you with.