Use What is in Your Hand

What is in My HandA week ago I went to a ladies’ evening at my church and one of the leaders, Jeanette Whiting, gave a message about each of us using whatever it is that we have in our hands.

Jeanette talked about the parable of the talents in the Bible in Matthew chapter 25 verses 14-30.

One of the questions that Jeanette asked was, “Do you know anyone who has lots of gifts? Someone that has received 5 talents?”

Do you know someone who can sing, dance, speak and do just about anything?

Well, I see many people around me like that. And when I look at them I ask so where are the gifts and talents that I have? What am I able to do in life to bless others? What is my purpose on this earth?

Honestly, I still do not know the answer totally to these questions?

Using What I Have in My Hands to Bless OthersI look at my life so far and wonder what I have been put on earth for. I honestly do not see gifts or things that I am good at to be able to do much in the earth.

So where do I go from here?

I do know that I have a burning passion to empower others, both locally in Australia and around the world, to live life to the full and to be all that they can be. So what does that mean and how can I step into this and see this desire fulfilled?

Without me clearly being able to see any specific gifts that I have or anything that I am obviously good at then what can I really do to make a difference in the lives of others?

Jeanette’s message got me thinking. And even though I do not see myself as a person who has been given 5 talents or even 2 talents, there are a couple of things that I enjoy doing and, as mentioned above, am passionate about.

So I want to use the little that I currently have in my hands and start here.

I love to write. I have always been much better at expressing myself in writing than in words face-to-face with others. I often become tongue-tied and feel stupid when talking to others in person. I feel like others think I am stupid because I struggle to find the words to say and often stutter or say that wrong word.

My husband and kids are used to me and interpret what I mean to say without judging me, but others, I believe, wonder what is wrong with me.

So having said all of that, I want to take my love of writing and use this to see my desire to bless and empower others fulfilled.

One of the things that I enjoy doing is traveling, whether locally, interstate or even internationally. I love to document these trips and write about them.

Currently, I have a travel blog website that I am updating with written articles, photos and videos from the holidays. I love doing this. I guess this is not fulfilling my desire to bless others, but it is fulfilling my desire to write and I hope is providing useful information to those who read my blog.

I then have this blog where I am documenting my own journey. I hope too that this blog can touch the lives of those who visit it.

I am also passionate about seeing sex-slaves and others set free from the bondage of physical or emotional slavery, which is certainly a huge problem in the world today. So another of my blogs is my Make a Difference in your World website.

So as little as this is, I am making a Commitment now to Take and Use what I have in my hands, my love of writing and my desire to Empower others. And through the medium of my websites and blogs to touch the lives of others.

If My articles, photos, videos can bless or speak to someone and empower them in whatever they are going through in their life then my own life has not been in vain!

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

I wish you Every Success in All areas of your life!

Your Friend,

Leanne Annett <><

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