Don’t bury yourself and your talent in a snowdrift of fear!

“Do you know that I am awesome? That I am amazing?” These were the words the speaker began with, as she addressed the children who’d gathered at the front of the church to hear their sermon.

“Do you know why I am awesome?” she continued. “Because God says I am.” The point of her sermon was that because of the way God made us and gifted us, we are all awesome; however, no one will know how awesome we are unless we do something with what we’ve been given.

I don’t know how much the children needed that little pep talk but I needed it. I grew up believing it was wrong to talk about my accomplishments because “you are not supposed to blow your own horn.” Also, I interpreted Scriptures that talked about self-denial to mean that I must quietly remain in the background and wait for someone else to discover that I have something to offer.

If we do nothing with our gift, if we hide it, then we will be cheating others who would benefit from it. We need to “fan into flame” the gift God has given to us. (2 Timothy 1:6)

I am sharing my poems because I don’t want to hide the gift God has given me. Do you have a gift that you are hiding? Someone needs it. I hope that this year you will gain the courage to share your gift. I hope you will be a risk-taker and . . .

Try something different
Try something new
Try something you’ve been wanting to do
Take the first step
Make an attempt
It doesn’t have to be written in cement
You can be flexible
You can make changes
Learning occurs most often in stages
Try something different
Try something new
Do what the Spirit has been calling you to
Trust in the Father
Rely on the grace
Given by Jesus who stood in your place
Move out with courage
Do it with zest
You don’t have to be perfect
Just give it your best!

Jane Ault

4 Responses

  1. I love it Jane. Thanks for sharing. I will be saying this ;
    “Try something different
    Try something new
    Do what the Spirit has been calling you to”
    Over and over. This is actually a confirmation for me. Thanks again.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Jill. I can’t wait to find out what the Spirit is calling you to do. Please keep me informed.

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