I once read…
When you find your why,
You’ll find your way.
John C. Maxwell
You’ll find your way in the why of your purpose…
Your why in the fine print of your birth certificate…
Your why in the reasons to get up in the morning…
These whys are God’s plans to conquer the ground of our purpose; while armed with our gifts and our talents.
Gifts and talents perfectly fitted for each purpose.
Gifts and talents perfectly fitted for you.
But how often when we face the mirror of comparison do we feel God packed the other guy’s tool box of gifts and talents more generously than ours; overwhelmed in our inadequacies for His plans.
Facing that same mirror with my writing and event decorating skills, I stand here just as guilty.
Lost in the words of other authors I question my own words.
The allure and breathtaking decorations of other events play with my mind of measuring up.
Yet, God did not call us to compare our talents.
God called us to trust Him in our gifting;
That a pursuit of a personal best in our gifting;
Will find us prepared to find our way in the why of our purpose.
We must strive for gold in pursuit of our personal best.
We’ll find our way in God’s word for our personal best.
Study to show thyself approved…
2 Timothy 2:15
Oh, that our falls and our fails be those lessons which teach us and keep us from giving in to giving up.
Sometimes you win,
Sometimes you learn.
John C. Maxwell
When the challenges are over our head,
Just close your eyes and do it afraid.
Do it afraid.
Be your own person.
Improve your personal gifts.
Improve your personal talents.
Pursue a personal best.
You never know who’s watching?
Keep your aim towards that pursuit of God’s purpose.
Eventually, you’ll hit the mark.
If you aim at nothing,
You’ll hit it every time.
If God was giving out medals for personal bests,
He’d slip them in the purses of grandmothers,
And hand them out through her.
Such was the awards ceremony between me and my grandson Hollis.
Moving into a neighborhood where little boys learned to ride a skateboard first before learning to walk on two feet; my grandson took to the sport at a great disadvantage.
But it never showed in Hollis’ confidence.
Though awkward and unbalanced at times,
Hollis’ unrelenting tenacity to “try again” around the local boys his age who mastered their jumps and moves already, found this grandmother digging in her purse for medals of best attitude, best spirit, best attempts, and all-round personal best.
If this grandmother directed movies instead of decorating tables and authoring blogs,
I promise you a cartoon of neighborhood skateboarders would be encouraging other little boys and girls on Saturday mornings.
There’s a stage for every gift.
A man’s gift makes room for him…
Proverbs 18:16 NKJV
You don’t need big talent to make room for you,
When you have a big God who has talented you perfectly for the stage He sees you taking.
But before that moment catches you unaware,
We must be in pursuit of our personal best,
To be prepared and ready for that day,
When your name is called to take the stage.
Yes, if God awarded medals through grandmothers,
This neighborhood boy,
Would take the platform and be highly decorated for
Personal joy and,
Pursuit of his personal best.
The world is his stage.
We just have to see ourselves in the mirror this way.