It’s a message I keep getting over and over and over:
Be who you were created to be.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Walk confidently in the gifts God has given you.
Shine your light.
At If:gathering a few weeks ago (it was so, so amazing. Truly one of the best weekends of friendship, great food, deep conversations and God whispering to each one of us), I left feeling affirmed to carry on and just do my thing.
I came home ready and motivated and even doodled this saying as a reminder.
And then I had a moment of crisis: What exactly IS my thing?
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you’ve taken positive steps in overcoming comparison, have learned to accept yourself, ready to step into the great roles the Lord has for you … but you just have no idea what that looks like. You don’t know what your passion or gifting or talents – your thing – is.
I get you, darling.
I’m there too.
I spent some time brainstorming, reading articles about ‘how to find your calling’, reflected on times I’ve felt most alive and I’m slowing figuring out who I am and what I love. Just a few glimmers of awareness feels really great and hopeful and reassuring.
So if you see the photo above and feel excited to embrace your passions/talents/calling
you see the photo and wonder if you even have any passions/talents/calling
BE ENCOURAGED TODAY.
You have a purpose, great value, a unique ability and through intentionally reflecting, dreaming, talking with people who know and love you best, it will be made clear to you.
I truly believe that.
And maybe the best part of all, is that your thing looks different than mine and there is no need to feel intimidated or inadequate or puffed up when we look at each other. We get to live out our unique talents, seeing the beauty within each of us and sharing them with one another.
And so, my friends, let’s continue on this journey of doing our thing.