God wants us to be bold, loving, and sensible with his gifts. He does not want us to be timid about them. Nobody is without one or two areas of special talent. The issue is that these gifts have been buried for a long time. Never to come into the light. If you go deep and search within yourself. You will discover that you are exceptionally good at one or two things outside of your thoughtless and undisciplined life. This is the time to grow into your gifts. Your gift will make room for you, and bring you before great people. (Proverbs 18:16)
The Apostle Paul charged Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God” that was in him (2 Timothy 1:6). God’s gift can lie dormant within a person. And you must accept the discipline required to maximize your abilities. Without structure and discipline, your talents are essentially useless. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. You have fears. You have reservations that keep you from pressing on the upward way. The mounting insecurities hold you back. You pretend you don’t care. But deep down, you do. Time to find the audacity to lead with your gifts. Cast away your fears. Leap forward with love and faith.
Your obsession should be around the greatest good you can do with your gifting and grace. It is time to show up. Show up every day, and with time you will be seen. Make a list of the most severe problems confronting your world. Then you can consider how your skills can improve the situation. Go big with your talent. No more dragging your feet. Clear your pathway and run as fast as you can. Simply begin working on project after project after project. Begin meeting new people and exploring new possibilities. You must begin doing deals after deals after deals. The time has come to develop your talent.