Sometimes I feel that my talents are useless. That they don't matter. There are those who are a hundred times more gifted in art than I. They have memorized all the ins and outs of their camera. Writers that are changing lives in their communities.
It seems as if I'll never make a difference. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you feel small, unworthy, unnoticed in the things you love most to do.
Yet, this is who God created me and you to be. And, every single talent I have (and you have!) is totally unique. No one in the entire world can capture something the same way I can...the same way you can.
He created me to love capturing His beauty, His grace through art and my writing. Even if I were to go unnoticed by other humans, God Himself is pleased in me! He created me to love stroking a paint brush along the canvas, clicking that shutter, journaling my night away, caring for dogs, etc.
Let's claim the talents God gave us and not feel ashamed. He loves us to be who He created us to be. If used to His glory, NO painting, photograph, lyric, etc is useless.
This is not a sappy, 'feel good' thing I want to say, this is His truth: He gave me the talents I have, He will use them for His glory and purpose. He gave you the talents you have. And guess what? He will use them for His very own special purpose! Claim and abide in His truth.
'The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.' Psalm 138: 8a
My future hangs on this
You make preciousness from dust
Please don't stop
-Second Chance, Rend Collective
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