The page tore raggedly. I didn’t care. It seemed like absolute trash and deserved to be ripped to shreds. My art could never be on the same level as others I had seen. I didn’t have the tools, I didn’t have the experience, and above all else, I didn’t have the skill. My sketchbook was filled with failed attempts and things that weren’t even close to the aim. I walked out of the room.
Later a custodian walked in the room. He went to pick up the trash and saw two ripped pieces of paper that were clearly together. The custodian is amazed. He wondered why anyone would throw away something that clearly took that much effort. “It looks like a professional made it,” he whispered.
“We are our own worst critic” is a common phrase often thrown about to describe why we are always our most critical of our own works. And yet even still, we doubt the gifts and talents that God has given us, and never think we are good enough to enact God’s plan with it. But that is the exact same reason we cannot rely on just ourselves, but why we also need to consult God and others around us.
Using your gifts to glorify God
God’s plan is not for us to trip or give up on the talents He has instilled in us but rather for us to follow Him and enact what He has given to us for Him.
If He has given you the gift of singing, then praise Him.
Writing? Then write your heart out and express His love on the page.
Art? Show His love through your drawings and paintings.
He did not give you gifts for you to bench them. He gave you gifts so you can use them for His glory. Use your gifts to glorify God. Let your light shine.
“There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work” (1 Corinthians 12:5-6) – No matter your talent, God can still be represented.
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