A few weeks ago, a revered mentor of mine asked a question that I keep repeating to myself. The question is a simple one, but very powerful!
I feel the need to ask you the same question today. What is in your hands? What are you doing with the abilities you have? Is there any responsibility you have not taken seriously for some time now? What have you been blessed with that you take for granted?
Often, we focus on what we do not have, rather than focusing on we what we have. Refusing to utilize what is already given to us and focusing on what is not available, is a very harmful practice that is capable of keeping us stagnant in life’s journey.
Dr Cindy Trimm says something that gets to me all the time. She emphasizes the fact that whatever we need to succeed in life and be all that God has ordained us to be, is already inside of us. I find this saying very accurate. You already have everything you need to move to the next level!
I don’t know what to call it, but I have also realised that most of the time, we look down on what we have. A large percentage of people may agree that they have something that has been given to them, perhaps a talent. However, they feel that what they have is not as ‘interesting’ or ‘good enough’ as what others have. What a limiting mindset!
In summary, I urge you to appreciate what you have for now. Whatever it may be. Start with what you have, be faithful with it and in due season, there will be an increase. Certain principles govern life, and faithfulness is one of them.
Dr Myles Munroe of blessed memory once said that the richest place in the world is the cemetery. He said this based on the fact that so many people have died with giftings and abilities that they never explored. Don’t die without maximising what has been given to you. To whom much is given, much is expected.
I would also like to admonish you to stop waiting for a perfect season or time to use what has been given to you. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 11:4 (paraphrased) that a person who waits for perfect conditions will never get anything done. I have a dear friend who always tells me that the best time to start anything is now. I extend that advice to you today.
Start now; stop waiting for perfection. Perfection does not exist.