Discovering our gifts...
“Oh that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll...”
~ Job 19:23
Each of us possess gifts that stir within us until something causes us to use them as an expression of who we are, or helps to bring us life. For me, writing is something that I discovered years ago that just simply seems to live within me.
That's how it is about discovering the things that brings us life!
For me, like any gift that we may have, is what opens up new spaces within that we weren't necessarily existed. Our gifts invite us to embark on a journey without a known destiny. In many ways, our gifts teach us something about trusting who we are. It's as if we have to tell ourselves: "I'm unsure what 'this' seems to be that is drawing my heart closer to something that is within, but I will simply trust that as it becomes known, I will trust that somehow it will make a difference in my life."
Our gifts are like loaves and fishes on the countryside, trusting that it will grow and multiply.
The gifts that we possess that become known to others, then seems to multiply as people begin to draw us in, trusting that the gifts will multiply in the sharing.
I am still amazed at how just a few words in my heart seem to flow onto pages that then are read by others and shared. The same goes for any gifts that we possess and trust to make themselves known.
When we share our gifts, we start discovering how much is actually hidden underneath our thoughts and dreams, which then become part of the richness of our tapestry that others see and know.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.