Know Your Strengths

And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. Genesis 1:31

In order for you to enjoy life, you need to know where your strengths lie. Thinking about what you're good at is not conceited; it is merely preparation to do your job with confidence. I know anything I am good at is because God has gifted me in that area, and I thank Him all the time for the abilities He has equipped me with. Make a list of what you are good at and rehearse it daily until you gain confidence in your abilities.

Here's my list:
I am a good communicator
I am a hard worker
I am decisive
I am determined
I am disciplined
I am a loyal friend
I have a good short-term memory
I love to help people
I love to give

In Psalm 139 David describes how God creates us in our mother's womb with His very own hand, how He delicately and intricately forms us. Then he says, "Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well." Wow! What a statement. David is basically saying, "I am wonderful, and I know that in my heart." He is not bragging on himself, but on God Who created him.

I also realize everything I need in life isn't on this list. I need God to bring people into my life who are strong in the areas where I'm weak—this keeps me humble and reminds me that it's not all about me.

What are you good at? Do you even know? Have you seriously thought about it, or have you been so busy thinking about what you are not good at that you have not even noticed your abilities?

Trust in Him. Make a list of what you are good at and read it out loud to yourself every morning until you are convinced. Remember, God created you to be great—and you can trust His design.

From the book Trusting God Day by Day/ by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2012 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. 

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