5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ
1Corinthians 1 v5
The other night during my one on one session with God, I felt lead to read 1Corinthians. Now, I’ve read these verses before but for some reason, it has taken on a whole different meaning. I remember praying many prayers for God to reveal what my purpose was. For him to show me what my talent was. Even for him to give me a talent! I would look at people who could sing , dance or play an instrument with jealousy in my heart. They had it easy, I thought.
After reading the verse above it hit me, we all have gifts. That’s a no brainer right? But when we really look at the verse and then look at our lives do we really believe it. You may not be able to sing or dance but can you cook, write well, etc. Now have you thought about opening your own restaurant, writing a book? That sounds out of reach right? Only people who are the best Chefs do that or people with extensive knowledge of literature write books.
I’ll use my life as an example . I have always wanted to become a writer and get my stories published. I thought to myself how would that be possible. I need to go to school get a degree and then I will be able to be a writer. No one will take my books seriously if I don’t have a degree. This verse has changed my way of thinking. Now, i’m not saying you shouldn’t go to school; you should if you feel that need to. What I am saying is that don’t think the degree somehow validates your talent.
This verse highlights the fact that you were born with the a talent. You do not lack anything! Getting a degree helps you to sharpen the skill which you already have inside of you. If you write, you are a writer; the degree doesn’t make you one. If you are a great cook, then you are a great cook. The degree doesn’t validate you. Changing this way of thinking will make going to school and graduating much easier. Unlike your peers who are stressing over graduation because without the degree they feel like they are less of a person. You know that God validated you by placing talents in you before you were even born. Continue to work on that gift and trust that God will provide for you every step of the way.