Have you ever heard the saying, “use what you have to get what you want?”. I heard this a lot growing up but people made it seem like it can only refer to something negative. It either suggested using your body to earn money, or using your position to oppress people into giving you what you believe is yours to have.
Growing up, life showed me that it could be interpreted in many more ways.
What are you doing with what you have?
When you hear the word “talent” what comes to your mind? An amazing voice? A dance machine for a body? A photographic memory? Magic cooking hands? These are all awesome but are you nothing without one?
You can blame society for setting what you could call a partial and depressing standard but you cannot blame society for your adamant refusal to see beyond it.
Society will always say, but will you always do? Take time to separate the stones from the grain. Do it because you believe in it, because it is what you want to do, because you have weighed the risk and you know you can handle what may come. Take out a little time to see things a little bit deeper.
I was taught to listen, so I do. I listen closely to the ‘words of wisdom’ whether it be truly wise or not, consider it one of the joys of being young; everyone wants to give you their own piece of advice. And that is what it is, an advice. It is not a decree that you must follow.
Seperate the stones from the grains. An advice might be a good one but not good for that particular situation you are in. Only take what you need. Mother told me this and I have decided to run with it. Will you?
What is in your hand?
I do not know what individual talents you have but there are two things I am 100% sure everyone reading this has and that is Life and a smart phone (that’s so much information at your finger tips).
For everyone who is not sure where to start, first find out what you have. I would say write it out to have a clearer view. Then you can go ahead and find out how to make the most of what’s on that list.
To everyone who already has something going on, remember Proverbs 16:3
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Keep your head up no matter how many times you stumble while trying to find your path. You are still many steps ahead of those who never tried so hang in there!