The other day I was considering my life in the moment. Isn't it funny how we go through seasons and stages and up and downs and failures and successes and sometimes never learn what God is trying to teach us?
Rarely satisfied and often discontented, we are unable to live our lives fully and take advantage of opportunities right in the palm of our hands. We compare ourselves to other people and yearn for what we don't have.
Yes, I do that sometimes.
We can get so caught up in who we are NOT that we forget who we ARE.
We can spend so much time thinking about what we DON'T have that we forget what we DO have..
I read this quote this morning:
"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand." ~Bruce Barton
What opportunities has God laid before you?
What are you holding in your hand, refusing to release?
Honor God today by using the gifts and talents you already have.
"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us..." Romans 12:6a
Don't long to be like someone else, dare to be who God created YOU to be!
I'm rootin' for ya, sisters (and brothers)! But more than that, God is cheering you on!
And remember, God is always speaking. But if we are not listening, we won't hear Him. Position yourselves to hear from the King of Kings today! He longs to tell you great things!
Really, He does. :)
"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
- Jeremiah 33:3
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