Many times we look at what others are able to accomplish. From the outside looking in, it’s easy to see where others are excelling, how they’re landing the good breaks, how they’re talented. And in your own mind you’re telling yourself, “I’ll never get the good breaks, I don’t have the right connections.” “I’ll never have a chance at accomplishing my dream, I wasn’t born into the right family.” I’m here to tell you today that you’re just as talented, you’re just as gifted, you can get the same opportunities.
I’m all for building others up, I’m all for encouraging them and seeing the good in people, but don’t hand out your blessing at the expense of your own account. In other words, yes, do love and encourage others, but turn around and love and encourage yourself too.
You will never go to the next level doubting what you have, wallowing in defeat; something great will happen on the inside when you make the most out of the gifts that God has given you.
Sure the next person may be able to sing. They may be able to dance and entertain a crowd, but maybe you have the gift of business. Maybe you have the gift of organization and orchestrating events. Make use of it, someone needs what you have.
I think of a vender selling his products. Most of the time, he’s going to want to make a profit. He’s going to want to come out on top. Sure the vendor may want to be good to people, but he won’t sell himself short. Every once in a while he may give a discount, and give people a good break, but not at the expense of his account.
And that’s what I’m telling you today, be like the vendor who uplifts. Be good to people. Still give a “discount” so to speak, but don’t sell yourself short. See the good in what you have- the talents, the gift of gab, the ability to make others laugh and brighten a day. These gifts are all inside of you waiting to come to life!
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