"Your talents are a gift. Are you just going to drop them, hoping that someone will give you your dream job and a fat salary just for being you? Or are you going to take responsibility for what you've got and really push yourself to do something great with those gifts? You have to believe in yourself enough to know that you've got talent and that you are worth the investment of time and effort. God valued you enough to give you those abilities. Value yourself enough to grow those talents to become great." - Michael Oher in "I Beat the Odds"
One of my friends posted this quote on Facebook this morning. Michael Oher is the kid who found a forever family, football fame and had his life story made into the movie, The Blind Side.
I've had this mental block for awhile now since I finished writing my book. I've found it hard to even organize my thoughts. I'm not sure why. I've had plenty of time to decompress and move forward.
I think partially, it's fear.
I'm not sure what is next. I don't know what God has planned for me. I don't know where to focus. Many days, I feel pulled in far too many directions. I think this is natural for a lot of people. You can't be on your game all the time.
This quote just gave me an "Ah-ha" moment this morning. Each of us, me, you, all of us...are born with talents. To teach children, to help people manage their finances, to care for people when they are sick, to build buildings, or make art...each of us has a talent.
How we will use it, share it, hone it, work on it, let it be of service to the greater good...all depends on believing in ourselves. And trust. Trusting that God knows what he's doing and that our hands will do His work, whatever our work may be.
So, although I may feel like my brain is working in a vat of molasses...there's a process and a reason and an opportunity for me, for you, to grow in who we were made to be.
I think I should get some gummy bears, coffee and ponder this thought a bit more. Gummy bears and Coffee always seem to make things better.