When you use what God gave you there is peace that forms enabling you to love the life you have.
Are you using your gifts?
Do you know what they are?
I’m talking about the talents you were born with.
Maybe you are an artist, a great mother, a creative consultant or even the class clown. 🙂
We are so fortunate to have gifts placed within us equipped to help fulfill our purpose.
The trick to finding those gifts is to feel what makes you happy. And of course not to judge what your talents are thinking they should be something else.
Sadly we are taught from a young age to be what is expected of us. Not what we are passionate about.
Without too much attachment to ‘what you should be‘ and more thought to ‘what you are‘, let us see you.
Are we missing out because you hide from us?
When you ignore your passion(s) your soul cries, and you can become a frustrated human being making it very difficult to love your life.
For many years, I felt the need to hide myself. My self-esteem was low, and my confidence level was in the crapper. And I admit that these traits still show up every now and again.
People always questioned what I did.
I love to experience many things.
I’ve recognized myself to be a life-long learner. It is my passion.
As I explore, I’ve been fortunate to do a lot.
Much like a person that loves to travel the world.
How could traveling be a gift? Why can’t it?
There is a TV show created by a man that loves to travel the globe tasting food. He followed two of his passions. One for exploring and one for food and is now making a living loving the life he has.
What if you were able to give your gifted experience to someone else? I haven’t traveled much. Although, I am one of those people that benefit from watching through another person’s eyes.
When I’m curious about something, I end up learning about it and most times that education has led to a job. I think to most people I am viewed as a scatterbrain of sorts. Not being able to stay in one job for very long. I know they question my abilities since I don’t stay in one place. There have been comments made that suggest I might be doing this job thing all wrong; that is their opinion. I choose to follow my own.
Do you give opinions? Do you listen to an opinion?
Opinions only matter when they’re yours. When others give an opinion, it’s usually based on their thinking, and that might not be good for you.
I can’t tell you how many jobs I’ve had there’s been so many.
I finally recognized my self-esteem issues came from allowing people to judge me.
I am not meant to be like you. And you are not meant to be like me.
I think I’ve finally learned to accept what/who I am. But sometimes that doesn’t come easily.
You might be a mother who wants to stay home with her children. And you’re a great mom too! My hat is off to you. I don’t think I was that great at it. I could have probably been more loving. Although, I think my child is very smart because of my lack of mothering. She had to use her brain and not rely on me for all the answers. Probably why she’s so smart. 🙂 But you, mommy wanna be….you won’t let yourself be ‘just a mom‘ because you think women should work outside the home. Maybe the people around you think motherhood is not a solid career choice. Or you figure you need to work to contribute income. But your PASSION is just being a mom. Your gift from God was to be the greatest mommy the world has ever seen. The question you face, everyone faces is…What are you going to do, give in to society or follow your heart?
There are plenty of professional blogs in cyberspace created by mothers just wanting to be moms.
When I don’t follow my heart I am miserable and end up hating my life.
I began to realize there is a reason these jobs call for me. It’s so I can learn everything about them. As a result, I know a lot. Or I think, just enough. I call myself a ‘jack of all trades and master of none.‘ However, when you hear, “you did that too” as many times as I have you begin to feel different, like there might be something wrong with you.
I started to second guess whether I should stop what I was doing and be more like everyone else.
But then I try not to think that way. I know I need to follow my own heart since that’s what makes me happy.
I remember how different we are and see the uniqueness in everyone.
I can’t be the class clown. But Handyman, my husband sure has a talent for it. He is in his element when he’s clowning around. His passion for being a clown has worked well for his business. People seem to trust him and like to be around him.
When a person needs to be lifted up by a clown such as Handyman but he decides now would not be the right time to act like one, nobody wins. He’s not happy since he’s not clowning around and people don’t receive a reason to laugh.
My daughter has the ability to see the big picture and question all the logic behind everything. Those are her unique strengths. Sounds like a common traits, but her talent is hers given to her from God. She’s made a living as a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing because of her passion for logic and understanding.
There is a necessity for celebrating our abilities.
When you hide your expertise, life usually doesn’t go the way you have it planned making day to day living no fun. Eventually nothing you do seems good enough and all you want is to do what someone else is doing. Where is the fun in that?
You might not be the next Albert Einstein. But you could be the next great author. But, because you continue to want to be what you think, and instead, not judge and be what makes you happy, you miss out. We miss out. The world doesn’t get to see your talents.
You were meant to shine so you can lift someone up. But when you don’t show us your abilities, the result might be that you can’t find your destined passion.
Everyone has something to give. Even if you do not think you know what your talent is, you can simply be who you are right now.
We use our artistry to teach others to be better people. But since you don’t view yourself as a teacher individuals are let down.
I’ve been a salesperson in several different modalities. I worked at McDonalds. I am a trained cosmetologist and esthetician, a painter, a landscape designer and a carpenter. I am a Master Gardener, a Reiki Master and a Certified Natural Health Professional and a psychic medium. I won’t stop here as I continue to learn. I teach what I learn. I am not your average teacher. I don’t have a teaching degree. But nonetheless I am a teacher.
I feel who I am deep inside. Do you feel who you are?
I learn everything I can because it makes my heart sing. Whether I make money or not, my passion makes me the person I am. I love my life because I live into who I am.
Be what you are. Try not to get stuck on the look.
When you don’t follow your heart you might be sad. You probably won’t love the life you have. But life still goes on.
Your gift is part of your destiny. And your destiny is to live a happy and joyful life.
The objective is not what you do for a living.
What you do for a living comes about when you are happy.
Stop wondering how you’re going to make everything work.
Live what makes you happy right now.
Ask yourself what’s stopping you from loving the life you have.
Trust that God gave you your gifts to help the world. But he gave you those gifts to help yourself first.
Your gift does not have to be something outrageously spectacular. Although, being a great mom, I think is pretty spectacular. And, I am fortunate to be living with a class clown. 🙂
TODAY, be who you are.
Accept that your uniqueness was given to you by God.
Live a life that you can love right now.
Stop waiting for something to be better or more spectacular.
Start living today.