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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Considering Your Talents

As a writer, I've often found myself watching detective shows and finding the concept of murder fascinating. I've also found myself incredibly devoted to characters surprisingly quickly, and not being able to focus when I should be doing my homework. It wasn't until the other day -- Friday night, actually -- when I realized something.

I'd just mentioned to my mum that I believed that one of the reasons I stress so much is because I consider the endless possibilities. My example was that I was informing one of my best friends how I always feel sick before a plane ride because all the different scenarios I can think of that could possibly go wrong are on repeat in my mind. My friend laughed and said, "Really? That's strange -- I don't find myself stressing before a plane ride at all."

When I told my mum about my conversation with my friend over a month after it happened, she answered, "Well, maybe you think of all the things that could go wrong because you're a writer."

That was when it struck me.

You see, there have been times in the past when I've wondered if I was actually meant to be a writer. What if my main talent was something else, something different?

But then, I realized, Wow. Maybe God really does want me to be a writer. If He built me this way, maybe there's a reason for it.

1 Peter 4:10 states, As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. This means that God has given us our talents for a reason -- to use them for Him. My point? If you've got a knack for singing, sing for God. If you're particularly good at painting, paint scenes from the Bible, or scenes of people being baptized. If you're a good writer, write for God. God has given you a gift, and there are nearly endless possibilities for you to use it for Him!

<3 always,

Olivia K. R. Fisher

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