Many of us…..

are searching for wonderful experiences, and every day we expect positive things to manifest in our lives. Others of us may be looking for spectacular things that stir our imagination and unleash our creativity. And still, others may be looking for a miracle or a supernatural outcome.

We often search for the spectacular and the miraculous in a variety of places. Sometimes we search for it through high profile people, or those we feel have mastered specific life skills.

Others of us try and find the highly talented on social media, Broadway, or television. We often look for the spectacular in every place except within ourselves.

Every person is made unique. Dare we say that we are undoubtedly, YOU-nique!

It is imperative for all of us to know we were fearfully and wonderfully made by God our creator.

THE NATURAL TURNS SUPER AS GOD ADDS SUPER TO OUR NATURAL.

The spectacular occurs most naturally as everyday people step into moments of being themselves. The greatest natural is seen through the people that use their natural talents and God-given gifts.

This happens best as people step into situations and moment they were born for. I have seen it in crisis situations. I have seen it in places where compassion was needed. I have seen it while people are clearing away the debris of a tornado, singing a song, or doing a TED talk.

Have you ever witnessed a moment that seemed normal that turned amazing?

Followers of Christ call this the “supernatural.” The supernatural occurs most in those moments when we are leveraging and using the gifts and the talents God has given to us.

We were all created with the ability to serve others with our gifts and make a difference in our own unique way. The spectacular often occurs in those places we use our gifts and callings from God for the benefit of others.

3 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR GIFTS

  1. SEARCH YOUR DESIRES AND PASSIONS

Desire is often defined as “zealous pursuit” or “to yearn for with eagerness and intensity”! Desire is vital. Why? Everything begins with desire. That’s why it is so essential to desire after the things that make you, your very best. What we seek through desire serves a vital role in discovering the gifts that reflect our personal strengths and also reveal God’s design. So, searching out key desires and passions is paramount in discovering gifts.

  1. DISCOVER YOUR PRIMARY GIFTS

To maximize our lives, it is imperative for us to discover our gifts and callings. That may require that we take some risks. Discovery happens when we decide to take risks and face our fears and walk into uncomfortable situations. Our gifts are rarely discovered in the classroom. They are mostly revealed in the heat of the game, when we are serving others, and when we are fully engaged in striving to find our “yes.”

  1. DEVELOP YOUR GIFTS TO MAXIMIZED POTENTIAL

Once we discover our gifts and talents, we must find a place to develop and master them in order for us to maximize their potential. Patience and perseverance will be required.

Many of us want to start at the top, but we must be willing to set ourselves up for personal growth and long-term success. This may mean being willing to start small. It may also require finding a safe place to allow our gifts to be developed and matured.

Never consider a small platform as unimportant. It is in the little places that greater things are developed. Additionally, development is often accelerated in a place where our gifts can be appreciated.

A FINAL REMINDER

The next level is almost always uphill.

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