Saturday, November 19, 2011

{a ramble about our gifts}

Whether we realize it or not, God has given every one of us gifts. Some people are great at sports or music, others are really outgoing and friendly. Some are great at dancing, theater, singing, cooking, or so many other things! But sometimes we simply can't see the gift that has been given to us. We focus too much on the talents and abilities given to others, that we become jealous and discontent and can't see that we are special in our own way. 
You see, I have a problem. And it's really quite a big problem. The gifts that I have been given are all in the creative realm. I love to create- everything from a drawing, a cake, a knitted sock, or a photo, to a piano piece, a song and dance, or a blog post. The problem is that I feel like I have to be the best at everything. No matter what it is, I always have to work the hardest or be the greatest. And I've really struggled with this lately, because there are simply too many things I want to do, and not enough time to do them. Which is probably a good thing. See, this problem is not really anything too complex or unheard of... it's called pride. There, I said it. Yes, it is a mixture of perfectionism and pride, and not being humble enough to be teachable and realize that there are other people who enjoy the same things I like, and just let them shine. I need to be more loving in the sense that I am not so self-seeking that jealousy, rather than joy creeps up in me when I see others excelling at something. See, I told you this was a bad problem. So I am sorry if I have acted this way towards any of you. I truly am. And I am ready to let this pride go so that I can rejoice with those who are talented and find something they enjoy. This was hard to write, but it was good to get it out of me. Thank you for reading. I hope and pray that if any of you can't see the gifts you've been given, that you would realize that God loves you so much, and made you in His image, and you are special.  "I will praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made!"{Psalm 139:14}

{completely random picture}

I'm off to take a long walk now. Have a marvelous day!

Much Love and a hug,


Lindsey Nicole


6 comments:

  1. beautiful beautiful beautiful. i would consider resizing the picture so that you can see more of the detail. :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. Did you take that?!?!??!?!?! Beautiful!!

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  3. LOVE that picture and this post <3

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  4. Thank you guys! Cindi- yes, I took it! sometime in the summer.

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  5. Yes, thank you for the reminder. Great picture!! I love it. You have a knaack. :-)

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