September 27, 2017

That Thing You Do? Let Your Light Shine!

That thing you do that is so easy you think anyone can do it...that's you gift. That's your talent. Trust me, no one can do it as well as you do!_

I know that sounds like the James Bond song, but it’s true. You have talents and abilities that others just wished they had. Your skill set is unique to you, as it encompasses everything that makes you you.

And I know that you do a few things so well – they are so easy – that you fluff them off with a “That’s simple … anyone can do that!” Well, it’s not actually the case.

From baking and cooking (which I can’t do!) to running an office, writing a book, decorating a home, raising a child – don’t short your self. That thing you do – whatever it is – is a gift from God. It is your talent and you need to be proud of it. You need to stop putting yourself down. You need to stop diminishing your talent.

In the book of Matthew it reads, “No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” Now Jesus may have been talking about his message and how he wanted his disciples to spread his word, but I also think you can apply it to your talents, as well.

Matthew continues with, “In the same way, let your light shine.” You need to do the same with your skills and talents. Don’t hide them or shrug them off as being too simple or easy … or unimportant. They are not unimportant. They are YOU and YOU are NOT UNIMPORTANT!

Let your talent shine. Be proud of what you do.

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