Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gifts of the spirit.

One day I said to God --
I'm going to search
For the meaning to my existence
I'm going to find the talent within me
Then develop it to the best of my ability
And I'm going to make the most of this Life
That I have been given
And I'm going to do this
Without infringing upon anyone else's
Opportunity to do the same
And God replied
'I couldn't ask for anything more'"


So love, love, love this. You are created unique and special regardless of the circumstances & relationships into which you were born. You have, at least one, probably many gifts embedded into your soul, your psyche and your body for which you are responsible to cultivate and use. Using your gifts is your assignment here.

Some have the gift of song, and despite self-consciousness, if you have the gift of song, please us it every day. Song can soothe a baby, relax the mind, inspire a jig, send a message and bring joy to all those who are able to hear.

Some have the gift of comfort, and despite difficult situations, if you have the gift of comfort, please use it every day. Comfort can soothe the scared, reassure the sick, bolster the spirit and create unforgettable friendships.

Some have the gift of organization, and despite the world's excuses, if you have the gift of organization, please use it every day. Organization can unclutter the soul, re-energize a home, can create more time and can get things done, like curing pediatric brain cancer.

Some have the gift of creativity, and despite what others say, if you have the gift of creativity, please use it every day. Creativity can spawn ideas that solve problems, express beauty, can rid the world of utilitarian blahs and can add life to our days.

Some have the gift of strength, and despite the ego, if you have the gift of strength, please use it every day. Strength can move what seems like mountains, can build a house into a home, can lift the weak and push the world in the right direction.

Thousands and thousands of gifts we could explore here. For me, the gift is words. When I write, I know that I'm doing what I was put here to do, and anything that keeps me from it makes me feel rotten, like I'm committing a deadly sin. Crazy, huh? Writing is my prayer for the world.

What is your gift?


motherof2 said...


This is my favorite post yet. Your gift, that God gave you is words. Your words stick with me for days and months. You have this amazing ability to create a picture in my mind with words that truly deepens my understanding. Especially when it comes to your grief. You have said things in a way that helps me understand grieving an intimate relationship and preparing me for the grief to come. It is inevitable. Where you have been, we will all be some day or have been there.

As for gifts, I would say one of the greatest things God has taught me through the gift of Kyrie is the gift in me. I was the person that grew up with zero talent..Poor student, unathletic, terrible singer, terrible dancer, need I go on? I never understood that..Why God? I would ask...why did you not give me a talent to define me like you did others? I know (Aahhemm..a few of you have several gifts, talents)Well, I had none! And being a stay at home mom, all you really need is character to be a success, something available to us all with work. But starting Kyrie's Gift has really changed my perception of myself. Is it bad to say that I am good at this and I feel great about that???? I am really not taking credit for myself. Instead I want to give God his long overdue credit!! He made me, He is my Creator, and I have been questioning the way He made me and insulting His creation. Yes, I am good, and useful, and I have a job on this earth and it is a worthy job. So..Thank you God! and ahhhemmm...please forgive me for doubting you for the last 30 years.

Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

We are all special. We all have something to give. Great use of your platform and words, Megan. I truly appreciate and love you!

Clarkers said...

Thank you for posting this. You know I think the devil is always telling us that we aren't good enough, you don't have any gifts or for me I sometimes feel it would be arrogant to even "think" I am good at something. It is so important to remember God did make each of us unique and everyone has a gift and we are here to use those. Sometimes it's when we think we have the least to conribute that we do the most or have the biggest impact. It's like a big puzzle... there's nothing with just one piece but all of the pieces together make some beautiful. Romans 12:6-8 reminds us that we are all given different abilities to be used for his bigger plan. Thank you Megan again for your words and for using your gift to minister to all of us!! Leslie : )

humblepie said...

Too kind, motherof2, too kind. I'm guessing that one of your gifts is compassion for others, which is more valuable in the long run than throwing a javelin or acing calculus. You also have the gift of possibility. Why not start a ministry?! Why not host a concert?! Why not visit hospitals?! And ... you not only ideate, but you also execute, meaning you have the gift of fortitude. Lots of gift in you, my friend.

And Clarkers, you, too, from my brief time knowing you, have an abundance of gifts: sincere friendship despite time & distance, copious amounts of positive support for others and the willingness to be present & accounted for, just to name a few. Amazing!