We are all born with gifts. There are the gifts aka your talents and there are your spiritual gifts. The definition of talent is natural aptitude or skill. I’m just now recognizing and embracing my spiritual gifts. One of my talents is writing. I’ve had this talent from a young age, however, it was not encouraged or recognized by any of my caretakers or peers and I did not embrace it and utilize it to its fullest until recently. I believe that if we do not utilize our gifts and talents that we are not serving our purpose.
One of the saddest times in my life was when Whitney Houston passed away. She was my all-time favorite artist and I felt her voice was her God-given talent and serving her purpose. It was sad to see her not utilize her talent due to fighting her demons. So many others like her come to mind. I often think, where would we be without the songwriters, the musicians, the singers, the artists, the players, and the game. All I just mentioned is therapy. Music is healing and sports is our escape. And think what would happen and where would we be if nobody explored and utilized their talents?
I want to encourage you to be your authentic self, tell your story, explore your passions. Find your talent and spiritual gifts. You cannot serve others until you know what your talents and gifts are and utilize them. Our purpose is not to just work, pay bills, buy materialistic items, and have travel experiences. We are here to serve others to our maximum capacity. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s crazy if you’re not encouraged, if it doesn’t look like anybody else’s, it is your natural gift, your DNA specialty, and it’s not supposed to look like anybody else’s. Find your gift, serve your purpose, and love yourself.