If you are just joining in, we are in the middle of a 31 day series on Living with Purpose. You can join in from day one HERE.
Yesterday we visited about discovering your strengths. If you did not read the post, please hop over and read it now. There is something so valuable and affirming about knowing your strengths and God-given talents. Once again, I urge you to get any one of the StrengthsFinder assessments and take it.
Does your life ever feel like a blur? You aren’t sure where you’re suppose to be or what you should be doing. Well, bringing focus to what we are gifted to do or what our talents are helps us know the path on which we should step out.
So many times when we talk of talents, we think only of athletic, music, writing, or even artistic talent. But that’s not the case. Each of us are talented. Talents come in many forms and fashions.
Is it easy for you to talk to others?
Do you love working with children?
Can you organize and plan well?
Are you great with numbers and spreadsheets?
Do you enjoying writing encouragement cards or letters to others?
Do you love the nitty-gritty details of a project?
Can you feel the emotions of another person when you visit with them?
Do you continually encourage and inspire others?
If you answered yes to any of the above, that’s a talent. We are not all wired the same way by our Heavenly Father. And remember — talents don’t just come in big packages, they come even in the littlest of sizes. If you still aren’t sure then read little isn’t little from Day 12. Nope, if it’s your talent and you are faithfully using it then it is huge!
Spend time examining yourself and getting to know your strengths and talents. It is so freeing when someone asks what your strengths are and you can actually answer. I know because I was in such a situation last week . . .
I was sitting in a meeting and out of the blue we were asked to name our top two strengths. Now before I would have gagged and thought Seriously, I don’t have any. But last week I was able to say aloud and describe my top two strengths. Did it feel awkward? YES! Was it freeing? YES!
Spend some time getting to know yourself and your strenths. Write them down. Claim them.
It is so freeing!