It's funny how God puts a reminder in front of you at times and then hammers it home. Yesterday's devotional verse was from Romans 12:6 We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us.
Even as I am writing this post my devotional partner Katie emailed me and gave me her views of the devotional. God's timing, I tell you!
The devotional said, " Identify your strengths, and then...major in them. Failing to focus on our strengths may prevent us from accomplishing the unique tasks God has called us to do." Reading this on top of two of my favorite blogs posts today focusing on personal self confidence and being wonderfully made really merged everything together, for me at least. My take on it is that the Lord made us in His image and he doesn't make mistakes. As women we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others, find flaws with ourselves way too easily, and hardly ever celebrate ourselves (in a genuine, non egotistical way). My prayer this week is that I find my God given strengths and develop them, to love myself (because it makes it easier to love others), and embrace who I am.
It may sound convoluted but in my mind it's all tied together, sorry!
So to get real, I think God blessed me as:
a good listener
My sweet friend Katie, sees me as "MAXIMIZER" which means that you work in excellence with everything that you do and that you can take things from below average into something superb. you're also really good at connecting people..."
I'm seriously blessed with the best friends, thank you Katie.
What are your strengths or what do you like about you?
Devotional: Max Lucado, Grace for the Moment. Page 237.