Yes, I want to inspire people, not just inspiring them but to make them understand that I want them to know thier potentials, work it out and utilize the gift which God has deposited in them.
I cannot show the way when I have not found ideas to direct. I need to make you find the inherent gift God has deeprooted in you. A gift not utilized is counted as an abundant wealth lost in the sea. I have watched people over the years and there is one thing I have noticed – the unwillingness to manifest their God-given gifts. People go through hell to achieve their ambition but not ready to scratch on the surface of the gift in them. Any gift that is too big today can be the greatest treasure for tomorrow’s beginning. When a person is gifted, the person is lifted. When a person is gifted but choses not to use it he becomes drifted.
One of the greatest gifts I have seen God gave man is the gift of creativity. The power of creative imagination, the power of creating something out of nothing. Through creativity, you can create a vision, create your world, create your tomorrow, even create void and formless things to become beautiful.
There was a story of a man and his ten year old daughter. They went for a tour. The man was busy writing down what he saw. He said to his daughter, “Look at these ugly places, they are so filthy and not attractive. I regret bringing you here my dear, next time I will take you to a better place”. His daughter did not answer him. He looked at her and stopped writing, brought out his paper and wrote at last, ‘ What a disgusting journey I have ever made’.
For some minutes he continued to talk how boring the tour had been. He started walking away when he discovered that his daughter was not interested to leave. He went closer to her only to discover that she has been busy writing on the sand. He bent to read and to his dismay she wrote:
What a beautiful place,
with a face full of ace,
and with this pace,
I shall have solace.
The girl stood up and pointed at those filthy areas and said, ” Dad, continue writing, continue from where I stopped “. Today, in that place they stood is the largest school for children in America. It brought about the recognition of the children’s day. Her father saw ugly places but she saw a better place for children. She was gifted in creating the unseen.
“ A man’s gift makes a room for him, and brings him before great men”. Proverbs 18:16.
It didn’t say a man’s education, credentials or curriculum vitae. Why you are not getting to the right people is because you have nothing to offer. There is nothing to move people to start looking for you. Any person or country that ignores the development of gifts, talents, skills and vision will forever wallow in abject poverty and redundant knowledge. No matter how learned you may be it cannot be greater than the gift of God in you.
Joseph was gifted in interpretation of dreams and it brought him before King Pharaoh, he later became the prime minister. David was gifted in playing the harp and it brought him before King Saul. Solomon was gifted in wisdom which brought him fame and wealth. Daniel was gifted in prophecy and interpretation of visions. Joshua was gifted in war skills that he won many wars ever recorded in the Scripture. What is your gift? Don’t allow your gift to die. Transmit it into a dynamic energy. Your gift changes lives and gives you direction.
1 Corinthians 7:7 says, ” For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that”.
Everyone has a gift. We have different gifts for different purposes for different times and different reasons. When you don’t know or stimulate your gift you are actually telling God that you are not ready to receive one.
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:4).
The magnitude of your gift has both physical and spiritual differences. The same Spirit works in all, distributing to each one as He wills.
Where have you abandoned your gift? Are you using your gift for the benefit of the church? Are you suppressing your gift? You feel it is not worth it. Either way, get up and start igniting it. You are bound to explore and exploit it.
Write these words where you can be reminding yourself about your gift:
YOUR GIFT IS YOUR LIFT.
WITHOUT IT YOU DRIFT,
WITH IT YOU HAVE NO RIFT.