When Stephen Curry rains consecutive threes from 30 feet out.
When Whitney Houston hit that high note at the Super Bowl XXV in 1991.
When your pastor’s sermon hits you like a bolt of lightning.
It’s a blessing to have a front row seat to someone else’s undeniable power and awe-inspiring skills. It’s even better when that fierceness is your own. Words on paper and bringing those words to life through speaking sets me on fire. Experiencing firsthand how those words can make a difference is everything. There’s a powerful ripple effect when a person pursues their passion and goes full throttle in the ways in which they are naturally gifted and talented. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a prominent member of a community to share your gift. You just have to be you, doing the best you as God intended it.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Matthew 5:14)
When you unleash what God has placed inside of you, you can’t help but illuminate everything around you. When you turn on your light, you have an opportunity to bring someone out of darkness. Someone may be waiting for you to give birth to your dreams so that they can unlock their own potential. When we’re living out our passion and purpose, we can motivate, inspire, or help someone else. That’s exactly what we’re called to do. In fact, Scripture encourages us against abandoning our gifts and talents.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…” (1 Peter 4:10)
What’s your passion? What sets your soul on fire? What makes you feel the most alive? What are you really good at? I mean, really, really, naturally, without a doubt good at executing? Whatever it is, that’s your gift. That’s your God-given talent. So dust it off, take it for a test drive.