I’ve always, even at a very young age, fancied myself a writer. Although, if you’d asked me several years ago, I would’ve told you that I didn’t, and couldn’t write. Why would I have done that? Simply because I had zero confidence in the abilities God had given me. And, I must admit that, after helping Olivia write an essay for her college English class I’m, once again, feeling somewhat insecure :-).
Last night, amid the chaos of me trying to help Olivia with her homework, washing dishes, Tucker rapping while wearing headphones, Steve blaring the TV, and making corny remarks, and me and Olivia both telling them to be quiet, this conversation took place.
Me: You should be an actress.
Olivia: I want to! I’m gonna start being an extra in the horror films they shoot at Atrox! (The local, yearly haunted house, where she’s a monster! Atrox is ranked 14th in the nation I might add)
Me: You should start doing plays.
Olivia: I want to do like my friend and go to Atlanta and get paid to be an extra in movies. One time, he got paid just to leave his car sitting in a parking lot!
Me: I still say you’d get more satisfaction from being in a play.
Olivia: If I’m we’re going to be an actress, I’d go BIG!
Ah, the delusions of youth! One might ask “why is wisdom wasted on the aged?” the truth is, it’s not! True wisdom only comes from God, and even the young have access! All anyone needs to do is ask!! I wish I’d known that when I was younger! I was terrified to go big, because I was terrified of failure. I missed out on all that joy, simply because I thought if I didn’t go big, I may as well not go at all.
You see, a person may have a beautiful voice, and sing at sold out concerts every night. A person may write a gazillion New York Times best sellers. They may make millions of dollars doing what they are good at doing. But, you can bet your bottom dollar that, unless they’re using their talents to glorify God, all the money in the world will never satisfy; because here’s the deal. We can know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we’re more than capable of something. However, that thing will never be used to it’s full capacity, nor will it bring as much joy, until it’s used in the context in which it was God ordained. That, my friends, is truth!
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, (or maybe this is your first time) it won’t take long to figure out that I’m no bible scholar, and I ain’t no English teacher! (And yes, I used ain’t and double negatives on purpose!) You may even find grammatical errors, misspelled words, and gross misuse of commas and exclamation points!! Which, by the way, I welcome you to correct in a private message :-). I may not know much, but I know this to be true; God’s given every person gifts and talents, all of which are to be used for His glory! Even if your talent is burping, or even farting, the ABC’s, then find a way to use it for God! I’ve seen worse used for The Kingdom, I’m just sayin’!