Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.
Being SMART does not mean you’re WISE. We can go through life learning all sorts of facts. We can learn all kinds of lessons. We can gather all manner of experiences. But that does not make us WISE, that just makes us SMART.
WISDOM comes when we take all that knowledge that we have accumulated, all those lessons we have learned and APPLY it to our lives.
Learning makes you SMART. Applying what you have learned to your life makes you WISE.
Here’s a newsflash, I’m not perfect. I’m far from it.
I make more mistakes in a day then most people make in a week. I’ve stuck my foot in my mouth so many times, I can tell you the brand of shoe you’re wearing by the taste.
Because I’m not perfect, there’s a lot of things I’m not good at. In fact, there are more things I’m NOT good at then there are of things I am good at. There are things that I see other people do that I would love to be able to do. But I can’t.
There are some things that I AM good at! There are some things that I can do better than anyone else around me.
It’s not bragging saying this. It’s the truth. There are abilities and gifts that God put inside me that He didn’t put inside anyone else. Things that only I was created for.
It’s the same with you!
You have gifts that NO ONE ELSE HAS! You have a purpose and a destiny written by God that’s unique to you.
So why do we spend so much time comparing ourselves to others? Not just comparing, but selling ourselves short? Why do we (I) always think what others can do, or what gifts or callings they have, are more important than mine?
THE ONLY THING YOU ACCOMPLISH BY FOCUSING ON THE GIFTS OF OTHERS IS THE NEGLECT OF YOUR OWN.
GOD NEEDS YOUR GIFTS ON THIS EARTH! They’re part of HIS master plan. You’re not here to fill space; you’re here to fulfill a purpose.
God needs your gifts developed, matured and ready.
Focus on YOUR gifts, stop focusing on theirs.
Besides, those people with all those gifts you’re focusing on and wanting might be doing the same thing with yours.
You may not have packed the bags you are carrying around through life, but at some point, you have to take responsibility and understand that you are the only one who can begin the process of letting them go.
There are opportunities around every corner to make a difference in the lives of the people and the world around you.
The reason most people don’t take advantage of these opportunities is that they don’t recognize them, and if they do, they aren’t ready for them.
Stay alert. Be ready.
Do what you say you’re going to do no matter the cost, even if the only person it costs is you.