Who are you? You could answer that question a million different ways. Mother, wife, sister, daughter, blogger, writer, administrator, caretaker, chef, PTA president, lawyer, clerk and/or minister. Women have so many cookie cutter roles in today’s world it’s hard to keep up with our own uniqueness.
What is it that’s unique about you? Do you have a unique gift or talent? Is it that mesmerizing storytelling you do? Is it your uncanny ability to see into a person’s soul? How about your flare for style? Do the words you write minister to hearts? Are children drawn to you? Does your paint brush flow beautifully across the canvas? Are you a natural leader or a “get her done” behind the scenes kind of gal?
Whether you can see it or not God has created you uniquely special to contribute something great to your world. Your world may be your home, office, community, church, blogging community, family, or friends. Think about your sphere of influence. That’s your world.
The key to finding your unique gifts and talents is to think about what makes you passionate.
What career would you choose even if you received no pay for doing it? You’d do it just because you love it. For instance I’m doing mine right now. I write… for free… a lot. However I love it and I know God has called me to write for His kingdom. So I write whenever and wherever I can. I also have a passion to teach others so I do it. Only the Lord could place such strong passions inside me and because I love Him I follow His lead and do it.
Another way to find your uniqueness is to listen to what others say. “You’re a really good listener.” “Thanks for encouraging me. I feel so much better.” “Thanks for helping me solve this problem.” “We all think you should take charge of this project.” “I needed prayer and I knew you were the one to call.”
If you hear the same things over and over it could be confirmation of a certain gift. Be aware of how God is using you in the lives of others.
I have the gifts of encouragement and pastor/shepherd. God uses me to help encourage others to see their worth and value and to give them support in life. It can be overwhelming if I don’t set boundaries but He is guiding me through that process.
There is no greater joy than sharing your passion with others. They are blessed and God is glorified through you. But sometimes I wonder if what I do is done in vain because I don’t see results. I begin to doubt. Doubting is a lack of faith. A lack of faith weakens the passion for my calling. My enemy is happy and I am on my way to defeat. However I thank my Savior Jesus Christ that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 So it is when the Holy Spirit reminds me of Who’s I am and why I’m here that the doubt subsides. Faith takes over and I begin to live out of the passion inside me again.
Join me and many other unique women around the world in living out your passions for God’s kingdom. I promise you will not regret moving ahead on this one.
What are your unique gifts and talents and how is God using you in your world? I’d love to hear about it.Leave a Comment