Yes! I have a gift. A gift that I have been discouraged from using. A gift that has been mainly left in this beautiful box for most of my life.
Silenced. For this gift makes others uncomfortable.
And yet, I have used this gift many times to edify – to exhort – to comfort others.
People like that – to be encouraged to be who they are.
But with my gift, I have had no one to encourage me. Until now. Now I have found others who have gifts similar to mine – and I have been accepted.
I think this is why my year has been focused around being brave.
I have been protected these past two years in a place of quietness and solitude. I have been given the privilege of sitting at the feet of others like me to discover my purpose in life. And I am forever grateful.
I have been given the “go ahead” to stand firmly in this gift – take it out of the box – permanently – to use for the glory of God. I am excited.
My Song: This is very different. One that I have never heard before. It gives me courage to stand and share – share what God has done in my life in spite of what others may have tried to kill within me.
Have you ever had a gift that you were not allowed to open? To share with others? That you were told it wasn’t for today?
How do we not encourage children? How do we not encourage one another?
Will you let me share my gift?