Believe In Your Gifts
always tell each athlete I coach to run their own race. This means they need a
race strategy that works best for them, not their competitor. For example, if
they have a lot of speed, we tell the runners to kick hard and pass in the last
few meters of the race.
If the runner does not have the gift of natural speed, we tell them to separate from the runners long before the finish line because they don’t have the speed to win the race in the last few meters.
The Message: Use the gift that most aligns with doing your best to win the race.
Each runner has to use their unique inherent gifts to win the race that works best for them. Runners can’t follow another competitor’s race plan to win their race. They have to run their own race to win.
You can’t run someone else’s life race either and reach your potential. You must tap into your own gifts and personality to win the race. Said another way, you can’t follow someone else’s game plan; you must believe in and use your game plan to win your life race.
believe every person is endowed with unique gifts from their creator at birth.
It’s up to you to find and hone your gifts to their God-given potential with
the help of others who genuinely love and care about you in your journey.
Your gifts are a huge blessing. However, you need one key trait for your gifts to help and inspire others. Using your gifts to the fullest surprisingly boils down to one word.
This one trait is mission-critical to reaching your God-given potential. The one word is "belief."
Coaching Others To Believe
I’ve spent my adult life trying to help others genuinely believe in their giftings and potential, whether on the track or in the boardroom.
others to believe in their God-given potential is the central theme of my small
contribution to this world. Helping
others learn to believe at a deeper level in their gifts is how I show love and
care in life.
Once you truly believe in and act on the gifts God gave you, extraordinary things begin to happen to you and, more importantly, to those around you.
Developing a deep belief in your abilities is honoring the gifts you’ve been given. You don’t serve the world well by playing it small. Believing in and honing your talents is life-changing for you and those around you.
Well-placed belief is the fuel of champions and championship teams in all areas of life.
I’ve seen this concept play out all my life, from the field to the boardroom.
Once individuals and a team believe in what they are doing, the sky is the limit.
Importance Of Using Your Gifts
belief is the central principle that helps you fulfill the gifts and dreams
that God has placed in your heart in each stage of life.
Romans 11:29 has something to say about this critical life topic, called gifts. “…for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). That is one strong statement.
Your gifts and calling are irrevocable. Finding ways to believe more strongly in your gifts is the main road to your destiny.
Look For Clues To Strengthen Belief
I will show some clues in my journey through a series of faith-based stories that led to a stronger belief in my giftings and faith in my God-given potential in my book that I am finally finishing up.
I hope that somehow my stories will shed some light on your own giftings and how important belief is in your own story.
God is the one who enables the tiniest atom to form and
the most prominent mountain to stand the test of time. We are simply caretakers
of the gifts we’ve been given.
Discern, believe in, and use the gifts He gave you for good.
And remember one of my favorite Scriptures, “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Matt 19:26).”