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Thoughts About “Gifts”

I had shoulder surgery yesterday. On my dominant arm.

So I am currently chicken-pecking my way around the keyboard trying to decide if it’s worth the trouble for me to write this post.

I’ve waffling back and forth on writing a post for probably the last few days. Well, no…I think about it a lot but then come up with something else that needs to be done. It just takes too much time to write a post, find an acceptable graphic, edit it, and then post on all of my social media channels.

What I think I’m saying is that I feel as though if I can’t make it “perfect,” I might as well not even write at all.

As a marketer by trade, publishing a blog post “the right way” is even more important if I ever want to gain a “following.”

But does gaining a “following” even matter that much? I mean for me to avoid writing just because I may not have time to do it “the right way?” Isn’t it much more important for me to forego the keyword research and the fancy graphics for the sake of just sharing the words God has put in my heart?

I was talking to one of my best friends recently, lamenting the fact that I just don’t feel that I am fulfilling the purpose God has for me at the moment. Sometimes it feels as though there must be something more. (Nothing against corporate work life–this is just where I’m at.) Sometimes (and especially where I am right now in my career), I just feel as though my passions and my skills don’t match up. Like I just feel imposter syndrome all the time in my marketing, and while I am passionate about leadership, I am told that I am lacking in that area.

She asked me if I could do anything with my life, what would it be, saying I could take the time to think about it. She knew–and I knew–immediately that there were two things: writing (books, blogs) and women’s ministry.

What if this is where God has gifted me?

Who am I to withhold what He has given me to say? And who is to say no one can gain anything from what I have to say? I, in my insecurities, may feel what I have to say isn’t important, but I do know that God can do anything when we give from our hearts using the gifts He has so generously given us.

Something to think about.

What gifts has God given you that you need to share with others?

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