I always tell each athlete I coach to run their race. This means they need a race strategy that works best for them rather than 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: Believe in and use your gifts that most align with doing your best to win the race.
Each runner must use their unique gifts to run the best race for them. Runners can’t follow another competitor’s race plan to win their race. They have to run their race to win.
You can’t run someone else’s life race and reach your potential. You must tap into your unique gifts and personality to win the race. You can’t follow someone else’s game plan; you must believe in and use your game plan to win your life race.
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 "believe."
Coaching Others To Believe
I’ve spent my adult life trying to help others genuinely believe in their gifts 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. I show love and care by helping others learn to believe deeper in their gifts.
Once you truly believe in and act on God's gifts, extraordinary things happen to you and, more importantly, 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 fuels 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.
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 God's gifts and dreams in your heart at 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
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.
Focus on Jesus' sovereign power in all you do daily when using your gifts. Doing so is trust in action.
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).