Your gift is a key to your vision

“A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” – Proverbs 18:16

Do you ever wonder what society and the world system is really teaching us? There seems to be a fundamental flaw in the way many of us have or are being taught to succeed in life. ‘Go to school, get a good education, and then you’ll be able to get a good secure job.’ For many this is an all too familiar statement. And the sad reality is that many of us have been caught in this trap believing that one day life would deal us that lucky hand that would miraculously change our circumstances. Not so. Please don’t get me wrong, education is both good and necessary in the development of gifts, and there are many who do very well in the transition from education to employment. But it isn’t education that necessarily tells us what our gifts are. We have to discover them. It appears that today more than ever before the number of people unsatisfied and unfulfilled in their jobs or places of employment has sky rocketed. This shouldn’t be so.

God tells us that it is our gift that makes room for us illustrating that our success lies in our unique abilities and not in the greatness of our educational system. Haven’t you ever wondered why there can be on one side of the spectrum the highly intelligent people stuck in jobs they hate struggling to make ends meet; while on the other hand there are those seemingly average individuals doing very well and prospering in their endeavours?

We mentioned before that our vision stems from our desires. Well our desires are often proof that there is a gift within us that is waiting to be released. Let’s take the story of Michael Jordan as an example. Today most people (who are familiar with basketball) regard him as the greatest basketball player to have ever played the sport. But did you know that when Michael Jordan first started playing he was cut from his high school team? In fact the day he was cut was the worst day of his youth. He went home by himself, went to his room and cried. But instead of giving up he decided to fight through the adversity. Michael Jordan knew there was a gift in him and worked hard to bring it out despite not initially being recognised.

There is also a gift inside each one of us crying to get out. Our gifts are God given but we must discover and stir them up to bring them out. This is where education comes in. We must focus on working hard to develop and enhance the gifts within us. Until we begin to do that and make the development of our gifts a priority we will find ourselves toiling unnecessarily because we’re missing the best that God has for us. Our gifts are a key to our vision. And through them we can discover the greatest enrichment of our future.

God bless and protect

Quote of the week:
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” - Jonathon Swift


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