New Series: Abilities, Talents, and Gifts
“You Are Something Special”
Abilities we have many,
Talents a few,
One or two.
Abilities help us to survive,
Talents help us to enjoy our lives,
and Gifts help others to enjoy their lives.
we need to realize
that there is a plan for each of us.
The abilities, talents and gifts in our lives
serve a purpose.
In blessing us with them,
God tells us something:
“You are special,
you are loved.
There is no one in the world like you.
I have created you the way I have
for my eternal purposes
and because all your characteristics add up
to be one beloved child of mine.
Do not try to be like someone else,
that would make me sad,
as if you weren’t good enough.
But you are exactly what I had in mind
Sure, there are rough edges in you yet,
a cloudy diamond to be polished,
but what work of art doesn’t have improvements
made along the way?
In my eyes,
you shine and sparkle
and give me joy.
Please increase my joy further
by not wasting your gifts.
Embrace them and be thankful for them,
for in doing so you honor Me.
You are forever in my heart,
and I love you so much,
because you are something special.”