You know tomorrow is or today, whenever you read this is Thursday; However, I hear a lot of people talking about Throwback Thursdays, in which is supposed to be a day where you revisit the past to bring something to the present day, this could be a variety of things depending on the individual. In thinking about that I decided to revisit a passion of mine that I honestly didn’t really put too much thought into and that was/is “writing” – You know before you were born God knew if you were going to be a boy or a girl, he knew what color you would be, what your name would be and even knew (far ahead) who you were meant to become, what accomplishments and failures you would experience in life and how you would handle or use the gifts that he has placed on the inside of you.
The bible says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5)
So if God knew you before your parents knew that you were to be born, do you not think that he already has equipped you with the tools to handle the gift that he has placed on the inside of you. He placed a wonderful gift in you, a magnificent gift that someone else might do or duplicate but because it’s a GIFT that HE has given to you, you will have the emotion, the spirituality and the drive in you to take your gift to levels that an ordinary person whom don’t have that gift will not be able to do. You see God has equipped “YOU” with the gift, so you already have the necessary tools to take that gifting from a 2 to a 20. With that being said, I revisited a writing that I did when I was in the 11th grade, which was just last year – Just kidding, it seemed like last year, but it’s been many moons ago.
When I looked back at the writing, I couldn’t believe that it had been so long ago as my words were so big, you would have thought you were looking at cloud writing, guess I was still trying to figure out my writing technique. As I looked at the writing before me I thought about the gift that God had placed in me, I realized that I always had the ability to write; I wrote poems, I wrote short stories, I wrote plays, I even composed and wrote for newsletters – WOW! all these years and I had not even noticed how God allowed me to use my gifting and I sat on it, used it sometimes but generally sat on it, I didn’t take it no further than I wanted it to go, It was just a passion that I loved doing but I wasn’t using it the way God wanted me to use it. You know there’s a saying that says “Your talent is God’s gift, What you do with it is your gift back to God”
I challenge you today to revisit your passion, which is your God given gift. Are you using it like you should?, Have you used it some and now it’s on the backburner because life has gotten too busy? What is your passion…..what have you been doing all this time, maybe just for fun only to realize that it’s your natural born gift.
You see, you were not just BORN, you were BORN with a gift already equipped and ready to go on the inside of you. You wouldn’t expect to buy a car without the engine or buy a lawn mower without the motor, just as those objects come equipped already to help you do the job that you need to do, so is the God given gift that’s placed on the inside of you.
USE EVERY GIFT, EXPEND EVERY TALENT – So when you go before God, you won’t have to give him anything back.
In Lieu of Throwback Thursday, I thought I would share one of my first writings with you – It may be a little cheesy but it was for a class project, the teacher challenged us to use our imagination and write about anything in the room for a grade – This is where my imagination took me..