Thursday, December 30, 2010

Devotion: My Talent

"You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things."
~ Matthew 25:21

I was offered two jobs in one week, although both were non-paying situations. However, both of them were plum positions.
One was to write a column for a newspaper and the other was to join a design team for a well-known rubber stamping company. As I wrestled with accepting one or both of them, while thinking it through and praying for wisdom, I became intimidated. There are better writers and many good card designers out there. What did I have to offer?
And so, when seeking advice, some tried to dissuade me from accepting either one of these invitations, dismissing them as of little importance because they weren't "real employment" and saying that these people were taking advantage of me.
Others, however, told me if I am faithful with the volunteer positions that come my way, perhaps some day it might lead to bigger things.

Prayer: I don't know what to do, Daddy. Help me. This has to be a God-thing! I can't explain it otherwise. I feel honored to be asked; yet I'm still afraid. Help me overcome it. Show me which one I should accept or if both are okay. My life is in your hands!

Today's Quote: "From the time we are small children, a dream lies hidden deep in our heart. Sometimes it is shared with our best, most trusted friends; but often it is kept hidden because the possibility of it ever happening is too unbelievable to consider." ~ Jo Packham.

1 comment:

  1. D:

    The counsel to take volunteer work is frequently given in these days of job hunting. I believe it is good advice.

    Not to mention the satisfaction of a job well done, the building of experience and resume, and networking.

    I lean towards taking one or both, as your time and health allows.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    The Observer--Liz


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