This Gift I Have The World Didn’t Give It To Me – Part 4
Could it be that your gift is like a fire that’s beginning to die out? Maybe you’ve not done anything with it or you’ve forgotten you had that talent. At any rate, the fire for the gift has been extinguished and you need a little encouragement to fan that flame back into a fire.
There are only 2 reasons I can think of to start a fire. The fire’s out or you don’t have a fire at all.
Become A Fire-Starter
My brother is what one would call a fire-starter. He has a love to see a fire burning. He enjoys seeing the fire blazing. There are times when what we wish to burn is a little damp and to get the fire started we need some help. So, he’ll use an accelerant (like gasoline or motor oil) to get the fire blazing. In the same way, your gift could use an accelerant to get moving in the right direction.
“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.” – bible.com/116/2ti.1.6.nlt
Your gift needs to have its fire burning if you want it to produce results in your life. The gift has an ability to be the flame that ignites your life in ways you could never dream possible. The problem most face is that they allow their flame to die down or be extinguished. That’s normal. It’s normal human behavior to give up on dreams and talents. But here’s what’s not normal. Allow someone like me to remind you to check your fire. A flame must be fueled and tended to, otherwise it will die down or be extinguished. It’s time to become what ordinary people don’t, a fire-starter. It’s time to light a fire under your dream. It’s time to add a little accelerant to your skills and talents. It’s time to strike the match that will set your gift on fire and into motion.
What Do I Do When My Gift Becomes Dormant?
Every habit we have is practiced regularly. Just like every bad habit can become a natural habit so can every good habit or intention. You (like every other uncommon person) must change your practices. BTW – this is called discipline. Find ways to make certain your gift is a roaring fire within you. For me I surround myself with people who keep a blaze going so that I am motivated to keep my own fire a blaze.
In my previous web-post, I talked about why there’s no need to covet someone else’s gifts, talents, skills. If you put your attention on fanning your own flame, you wouldn’t think about the gifts you don’t have, but focus on what you do have. Use this web-post as a reminder and an accelerant to light the fire of your gifts, talents, and skills.
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