If you love what you do for a living, you will never work a day in your life. I have found that to be so true. It happens when you use the gifts you were given.
Using Your Gift – #637
What’s it all about? Why are we put here on this earth? What is expected of us?
There comes a time in life when you start asking those questions and looking for answers. I have. Perhaps you have too.
Each of us have been given different gifts and I believe we are expected to use them to make the world a better place. Some of us can affect things on a global scale, others have little influence beyond our own kitchen. But I think we fulfill our destiny when we figure out our God-given gifts and use them daily for the better good.
God didn’t impart them to you just to hang around. He expects you to use them. Whether you are playing the piano, crocheting afghans, tending flowers, curing diseases, or kissing children good night. You do it very well.
You may be the organizer, or the one who comes up with the good ideas. Or the one who moves things from discussion to action. Your gift may be that you can give of your time, or your money.
Choose the big world or your small intimate world and go make it a better place. It’s expected of you and it pleases God when you do.
I like what Maya Angelou said about this, “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
My jobs have always involved writing, composing, presenting thoughts to the world. I was sure my children appreciated the intellectual significance of what I create at that keyboard. Then I heard someone ask my son what I do for a living. He responded, “She types.”