A Light

Zechariah 4:6

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit,'” says the Lord Almighty.”

There is power in the name of Jesus. It always astounds me how much talent I have seen in people. From the young geniuses playing like virtuosos on an instrument of choice, to the incredible singers, actors, dancers, and artists that I come across when watching plays or going to see movies. People seem to have so much untapped potential that we are only beginning to see; and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Untold and unfathomable gifts exist in every aspect of life; brilliant chefs, turning their food into art, visual artists, turning their work into powerful action and voices on issues. How are people so incredible? I wonder everyday at the ability of mankind to have mercy. Even that fact that we even have morals, or speech! Everything seems like a miracle.

The truth is, that everything mankind is doing, has been given to us. Have you ever noticed the beginning of every type of art we have; is creation? An artist creates. That is his job. It seems to me, that there can be no higher ability than that which emulates our Creators first actions in recorded history. I once heard the quote, “We all have talent on loan from God.” How true that is. Nothing we can do is through our own power, but through the God who gave it to us.

That is honestly a massive relief. Knowing that your gifts are not your own gives you a unique perspective. It even protects you from many of the major falls for artists, it can provide a salve for the harshest of failures. Rest in the peace that your gift can and will be used by God, because He gave it to you. Peace be to you. Light shine through you.

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