How often have we made ourselves smaller around others just to conform? I know I have. Making ourselves less than or lowering our perspective does not bring out the best in us. It’s right up there with Don’t Settle as I blogged last week.
I had a friend get a new car recently. She didn’t tell me and when I saw it, I was super excited for her, and I was also screaming “why didn’t you tell me?” Her perspective was that it was not that exciting or that big of a deal. I had to disagree with her. If you are in a position to get a new car, then you are blessed to earn money to pay for it. You’re able to drive with no physical or mental disabilities. You got the luxury to pick the color and options for the vehicle and not settle for whatever then that is a tall position. Not everyone is in that position. We may think everyone is in that position but look around and think about it. I’m sure you know someone right now that is not in that position.
It doesn’t matter if you think, believe, or accept, that my friend is a blessing. We should be screaming Thank you Jesus for the opportunities we have that allow us to get nice things. For opportunities that come our way that we sometimes can’t believe can happen. Making ourselves smaller and lowering our perspective will never be an asset when we are built to be tall and full of greatness. We are blessed with gifts and talents that allow us to bless others.
I encourage you to do you every day. Whatever talent and gift you have that creates opportunities for you, utilize it to your full capacity. Don’t hold back on what that brings to you. If you are blessed, say it and make sure you give credit where credit is due, to yourself and your creator. Remember you can never get taller by lowering the measuring stick.