Talents

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Do you remember some of the things you believed when you were very young? Some of them were probably quite childish. However, you may find that if you look closer at certain “stupid” childhood beliefs; you will find some insights for personal growth. Let me explain.

Children are familiar with fairy tales. A common element of a fairy tale is a ‘magic wand’ that has the power to turn pumpkins into carriages, toads into princes and rags into riches. As a child, you may have wished that you had a magic wand.

But as an adult, you may think that it was childish to believe in the power of a magic wand. If you look at the belief closer, you will see that the only stupid part of the belief is that you need a fancy stick to evoke powers.

You don’t need a magical stick; because you were born with immense capabilities and therefore the power to create (or walk in blessing) many of the things in your life which you desire.

With every decision that you make and every action you take (good or bad), it is as if you wave a magic wand. But by making optimum and moral choices and performing the related actions, you have the ability to have loving relationships, financial security and many other good things in life. You have to have faith in Someone bigger than you to provide for your needs.

Face it, you need God for all these things. You can do and say some things wisely, but not consistently. Nevertheless, the need for a magic item or talisman is wrongly placing your faith.

Superheroes have superpowers. Did you ever dream of having your very own superpowers? Most superheroes gained their superpowers and motivation for saving the world as a result of some unfortunate accident or circumstance……….

Spider-man gained his powers when he was bit by a radioactive spider. Batman witnessed the murder of his parents as a child leading him to train himself to the peak of physical and intellectual perfection; and attempting to rid the world of crime.

It is true that “the strongest steel goes through the hottest fire”. You’ve experienced trials and tribulations, which have given you more strength of character and compassion for others. Isn’t that what being a superhero is all about – strength and compassion?

You can choose to walk in strength and compassion, we truly need the Lord God and His strength to truly walk in superhuman strength and love.

As a young child, you may have feared monsters under your bed or in the closest. If you did, you can now see that this was crazy because there was nothing there, and therefore nothing to be afraid of.

As an adult, you no longer fear monsters under the bed; but you may fear uncertainty, relationships, things to come, the unknown or failure. Many of these fears are as illogical as the fear of monsters under the bed. Illogical fears can interfere with the power of the magic wand that you were born with and the superpowers you have acquired. Illogical fears may even cause you to be unaware of these powers that you possess. And fear always hinders strength and love. You cannot walk in love towards people and be afraid at the same time.

To put this into a practical context; many of you reading this write now have God-given you abilities that you can use to regulate and control external and internal influences in your life.

Let’s call these abilities, “talents”. By using your talents, you can be the person that you need to be, have rewarding relationships with others, deal with life’s upsets and live a more fulfilling life.

Unfortunately, many adults let illogical fears prevent them from acknowledging their talents and putting them to use. Learning about and using your talents is easier than you might think.

First, acknowledge and thank God for giving them to you. Second, see your fears for the “monsters under the bed” which they are. Next, acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with your talents (strong points-gifts) and then; utilize them to benefit others.

Your talents include things like God’s anointing in a certain area, positive thoughts and speech, controlling unproductive worry, encouraging others in strength and better outlooks, managing stress; helping other people overcome theirs, solving problems, resolving compatibility issues with others and dealing with disappointments.

There are many, many more. You don’t need any special skills or book knowledge; you need only be alert, resourceful close to God and motivated.

The challenge is not only to let go of your illogical fears and discover the power of God’s anointing in your life; but also to recognize the pumpkins that can be turned into carriages and remember that you have the power to do it. 😉

If you want to live your life with more happiness, strength and courage – quit believing in monsters under your bed, pray, ask God about your talents, identify your opportunities and challenges; in this day and time everyday forward will present challenges never before seen in this country. Use your power to create good for those around you- people around you are hurting and you are carrying someone’s miracle!

Matthew 25:24-30

Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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