Belief Beyond Boundaries
Take a moment today and think about what gifts and talents you've been given. What are you truly good at? Remember, those gifts were given to you freely and it is okay to give them away just as freely. You may be feeling downhearted at times, because you are not always recognized in your work for all you are capable of, but do you recognize those same talents in yourself?
When I was much younger than I am now, I enjoyed helping out some young guys with their rock band. They called me their manager, but I truly enjoyed just being a part of things. I didn't really make any money unless they got paid for a show, but most of the time I was just giving them tips and helping find shows for them. One of the key values I tried to instill in them was not being afraid to play for free if it was for a good cause.
The opportunity finally came around when someone requested they play at a benefit concert for a woman who had been diagnosed with cancer. I told them how awesome it was to have an opportunity to help someone who had been suffering. Being just out of high school, these young guys didn't always quite understand where I was coming from, but they quickly learned a huge life lesson about giving.
After agreeing to do the free show, someone in the audience was impressed by them. They mentioned they had a friend who was going to music recording school and needed a band for a recording project. Soon after, they found themselves in a professional multi-million dollar recording studio recording some of their songs! Not only that, they met others who shared their passionate interest for music that day.
If you haven't thought about it lately, start thinking of some ways you can start using some of those talents you've been given to bring joy into your life and also help other people. It is when we serve others that we experience true joy and purpose. Show the world your light!
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” - Matthew 5:14-15