Posted by: David D. Daggett | May 3, 2010

Our Gifts

Our Gifts

      What are our gifts and talents? Have we identified them? Do we develop them? And, most of all, do we deploy and maximize our gifts and talents for the betterment of ourselves and others?

Watching young children makes us realize that there are a variety of gifts and talents. Human nature naturally wants to explore these talents. Then, as we mature we need to consciously develop and focus the areas where we excel.

We all have gifts. Some are big and some are small. I personally believe that each of us has unique God-given talents that allow us to achieve excellence in at least several different areas. Along with these God-given talents is the responsibility to identify and develop them. Unfortunately, many people never commit the time and effort necessary to explore their gifts and talents.

We all know talented people who fail to develop their gifts. Developing our talents takes intentionality. If we do not take action with intentionality we risk the wasting of these gifts. It is incumbent on each of us to deploy our gifts in a consistent, positive manner. Consistent work in deploying our talents through hard work over an extended period of time is not only the best road to success, but it may be the only road to success.

Most of our gifts and talents, once developed, are versatile enough to apply betterment to the various aspects of our lives. They improve our families, our spiritual lives, our professional pursuits, and our physical fitness.

Exercising the Gifts,

David

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