Happy Sunday, friends!
Hope your weekend was full of fun things.
I went to a wine tasting and went out with friends.
Today’s encouragement – Believe in yourself!
Each one of us has something special to give to the world. Into each of us, God has placed gifts and talents that are unique to each of us. Even if you think your talent is “small”, it is not. You do not realize the power your “small” gift has to reach others. So do not think of your ability as insignificant. Your gifts and/or talents can reach people who you’re not even aware of. And if you have a “bigger” or more visible gift, that’s fantastic, too! We’re each called to do unique things.
You may say, “I don’t know what I’m gifted at”. Well, ask those around you – people who know you – what you’re good at. Maybe it’s something you didn’t realize. Whatever you do, don’t listen to negative people. Surround yourself with supportive people.
So…whether your gift is sewing, writing, encouraging, public speaking, lending a hand to others, giving hugs (you don’t realize how many people in this world need a hug), singing, dancing, producing music or theater, acting, being a ‘greeter’ at church/theater/event, business, making jewelry, smiling (yes! your smile can bless someone else), a kind word…. the possibilities are endless! So, believe in yourself. Like I said, your gift/talent may bless and reach and touch MANY people who you may never meet, but, because you shared your gift with someone else, maybe they had the courage to go on, to not quit, to start their own dream…. to find their gift.
I want to leave you with a video clip from the 1978 Movie “The Wiz”. In this clip, Glinda the “good witch” (played by Lena Horne), is telling Dorothy (played by Diana Ross), that she’s had what she’s needed all along to find her way back home. She just has to believe in herself. Everyone’s in full costume and very animated, but, listen to the song – listen to the words – and be encouraged to believe in yourself! You’re special!
VIDEO CLIP (please excuse the political ad) –> IF YOU BELIEVE – THE WIZ
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13