Preparing For the Future

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May 12, 2014 by maryruwe

100_2607When I was young I took piano lessons. My best friend also took lessons but from a different teacher.   One day she told me that she was not going to be taking lessons during the summer. As a kid I thought that sounded great and asked my mother about it. She said that if I didn’t take during the summer then I wouldn’t take at all. Looking back I’m not so sure that was the best way for her to handle the situation. Maybe there was financial problems that as a kid I just didn’t know about.  Maybe she just didn’t see any talent in me.  I really don’t know.  What I do know is that I stopped taking the lessons; something I have always regretted. I did take some lessons as an adult for about a year but raising a family and working just took over the priorities of my life. I continued to practice through the years on my own but of course that is not the same as taking lessons. What this proves, at least in my life, is that a person just doesn’t know what is in their future and should take advantage of learning and pursuing their talent to be ready for their future.

Recently God has given me the opportunity to use my piano talent again. Though I am not as prepared for this new adventure as I would have been if I’d continued throughout the years I am happy to have this opportunity.  I enjoy practicing and preparing myself for these meetings and God is increasing my ability and His anointing. What a blessing it is to be serving the Lord.

So if you’ve ever wanted to play a musical instrument, learn to sew, paint or take art classes, go to college, learn woodworking, take cooking lessons, learn to swim, do it.  If you’ve let your talent go by the wayside, pick it up and begin again. Dedicate yourself to using your talent for the Lord. Start now and see where God will take you. He will work in you to perfect and complete that which He has begun in you.  God is faithful.

 

2 Timothy 1:6   Stir up the gift that is in you

Hebrews 13:20-21   God is working in you to complete what He has begun

 

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