When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say "I've used everything you gave me". ~ Erma Bombeck
God does not hide our talents. He expects us to uncover what he has given us....and use them. I have discovered that talents usually end up becoming our PASSIONS.
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Passions can be reading, writing, running, cooking, or sewing. Passions can be singing, dancing, photographpy, playing a musical instrument, hunting, gardening, or playing a sport. Passions can be anything that makes you yearn for knowing and doing. A passion is an emotion! ♥...a feeling, a desire. You can be passionate for something for a season, or a lifetime......and as you pursue your passions, you realize that God has shown you a talent/s.....one's that you never realized you had. God's WORD, concerning talents, is very clear.
DON'T BURY THEM!
The following mini-sermon describes exactly what I mean~
Carol Nelms has been my art teacher for the last 6 years. She is not only a teacher/mentor/friend, she is a fabulous, understanding, encouraging, talented instructor. Carol has the patience of Job. She knows how to bring out the best in all of her students. She works individually with each of her 30+ students (teaching 5 sessions/week). Some students have studied with her for 15 years, some for 3 months. Some students paint with water colors, some with acrylics, some with oils. Everyone of her students have one thing in common..... A PASSION TO LEARN ♥
(This was my first painting.)