Don’t waste your life trying to fit into a “gift box” that feels too big or too small. Your God-given gift perfectly fits your personality and is your purpose and position to win victory.
My Prince Will Come
by Sheri Rose Shepherd
People tell me I think too much.
It's true. I spend inordinate amounts of time mulling over anything and everything. I ask questions ad nauseam, ignoring tasks I should attend to. I lay awake at night trying to figure out why God does what He does. I stare out the window, my mind chewing on thoughts and ideas, struggling to reconcile their importance in the grand scheme of life. Instead of accepting His plan, I ask God "WHY?" too much and kick myself for wasting time on matters only He can solve.
I read and think, listen and think, shower and think, drive and think, cook and think, sing and think, sit and think.
Never mind that others tell me to quit thinking too hard and overanalyzing things. Even I tell myself, "Golly, Tam, give it a rest!! Move on, girl!!" The practical side of me says I'm wasting time and energy.
Yet when I try to stop thinking so hard, I don't feel right. When life robs my time to ponder, I feel tense and agitated. My spirit gets anxious and I get crabby. Why?
Could it be God created me to be a contemplative person? Is it better to roll with it than squash it? So what if I lose a little sleep rising before my family does just to have thinking time? So what if the time spent does not produce answers?
When I reflect over my life (yes, I realize the irony in what I just said), I see the thoughts and questions I "waste" time on have caused me to seek God more fervently. My meditative nature brings me to the throne of Almighty God. I win. Big time. Yes, Satan can twist it and tempt me to dwell on things I shouldn't, but denying this part of me steals the very quality which keeps me coming to Jesus.
What unique quality has God placed in you? Don't fight it. How does God use it to mold you into His design for you? How can your gift bring you victory?
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