I’m not really sure I want to admit it, God,
but I am a person with gifts.
Oh, I’m not one of those super-talented, can-do-it-all, people,
but there are things I’m good at,
things that might even be useful to You and others.
But, here’s the problem – if I admit it, then I have to do something;
then there are no more excuses;
no more comfortable inadequacies to hide behind.
If I acknowledge the abilities and strengths You have placed in me
I’m going to have actually use them;
I’m going to have to serve, and be accountable,
and maybe even make commitments…
and stick to them.
But, if I pretend that I’m not gifted at all,
I lose something of myself,
I allow myself to be less than I really am,
to experience less, to learn less,
to be less alive.
So, thank you, God, for making me a gifted person,
and thank you that my gifts can make a difference,
can, in some small way, help
to make Your dream for my world a reality.