How much of your time do you spend doing things that you both love and excel in? Things that produce outstanding results and rejuvenate your soul—things that others look at and say, “How in the world do you do that?” To which your reply is, “I don’t know, it’s easy.” The majority of people spend their days doing things they’re reasonably good at, but not passionate about. It’s not that they’re incompetent—they’re good—they’re just not “Wow!” They don’t hate what they do and a lot of it gives them some satisfaction, they just don’t love it—it isn’t a passion for them.
Most people never take time to discover who God made them to be and what He made them to do, so they end up living ordinary lives, devoid of the joy and purpose God has waiting for them. They work hard and have moments where they feel God’s pleasure in their work, but there’s no real passion. For them, work feels more like a hamster wheel than the exciting, abundant adventure that Scripture promises. Does this sound like you or anyone on your team?
If you’re like most people, you spend far too little time working in your God-given gifts, strengths, and passions—yet that’s what you were created to do! That’s what will bring about God’s best for your life. That’s what God will hold you accountable for.
If you’re tired of doing things which don’t seem to fit you, it’s time for a change. Discover the way God wired you—your gifts, passions, strengths and abilities. Then combine them with your life’s experiences to gain a better understanding of who God created you to be and what He wants you to do. The payoff will be amazing!
You do best what you love and were created to do—and so does everyone else!
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT).