I’ve never been good at sports but there was a time in my life (public school Phys Ed class to be exact) that my identity seemed to include this fact. I was in “smart” classes, school band, and loved to draw. But the environment I was in set sports as the determining factor of goodness. And I believed it.
Being on the other side of school by 10 years (my reunion is next weekend!), I realize that God’s gifts, talents and abilities He has given us make each of us exceptional in the ways he created us to be. We can’t judge according to our own ideas but instead need to judge according to how well we are embracing and using these gifts. I used to try to be good at sports, which only made it worse, accentuating the badness.
But now I embrace the fact that he didn’t bless me with being able to throw a ball straight.
I am a good photographer. God has blessed me. I am a good designer. Thank you Jesus for that ability.
We should thank Him for the gifts we have and the chance to be a part of His plan.
Thank you for the gifts You have given me. Help me to use them to bring You glory and make the world a better place in the ways I uniquely can.