A few years ago I realized something. There’s lots of stuff I can do OK. I’m a decent musician. I’m a mediocre writer. I speak a few languages, none well enough to translate for the UN.
But what I’m really, really freaking good at is starting things.
I used to feel bad and undependable because once something got started I got bored in a hurry. I started scanning the horizon for new stuff to start on.
I think most people are only really good at one or two things. I also think the key to learning to thrive in this life is to figure out what you are really, really good at and make sure you play to your strengths.
That’s when we add the most value to an operation. Whether it’s work, church or your family – there is one role that you will fill best. Sure, we all have to do some stuff that we don’t like. But I think it’s important to make sure we are always using that one specific thing God made us good at to it’s maximum capacity.
You don’t have to be good at everything. Not good with money? I bet your spouse is. Give them that job.
There are some jobs that only YOU can do. If you have a kid and you are a man you are called to be a dad. Think you aren’t good at it? Well, consider this – you are the only one who can fill that role so learn how. Get some advice.
You have a unique gift God gave you to give to the world. Embrace it. Everyone’s part is important. We need you using your gift.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them… Romans 12:6