Monday, August 13, 2012

She Speaks: Using Your Talents

Years ago I watched the movie Chariots of Fire.  Besides from the epic theme song, the one thing I remember from the movie is a quote from Eric Liddell:  "God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast.  And when I run I feel His pleasure."

I love that we can feel God's pleasure when we're living out our passions.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to speak at a Christian women's empowerment conference about overcoming insecurity.  When I get to share with an audience, I have the same sensation as Eric Liddell.  He was made to run.  More and more, I'm discovering that I was made to write, speak, and encourage.

Here's the conference's pamphlet.  My picture is below the picture of fitness expert and former Mrs. America Lisa Christie.  (Even typing that felt funny.  Yes, I spent my Saturday brushing elbows with Mrs. America.  She's very nice.  She also has amazing triceps.  Just saying.)



With three young children and a job as a college lecturer, I'm obviously not looking to launch myself into a large speaking circuit.  Over the past year, though, I've shared at several local moms and women's events.  Each time I've left energized.  When we use our talents to honor God and bless others, we're fulfilling our purpose.

Eric Riddell knew this.  We can know it, too. 

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6 comments:

  1. I really love that quote too and I absolutely agree with your post. When we use our gifts and talents for His purpose, He'll use us for His glory.

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  2. TheMomChefAugust 14, 2012

    You know that Beth Moore never thought she'd do more than teach Sunday school when she first discovered that it was her gift and passion. I'm just saying.

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  3. Mikhail HuttonAugust 14, 2012

    The older I get (and I'm pretty young).  The more excited I get to see friends prosper when they occupy their post.  Keep taking ground ;)

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  5. Those of us on the receiving end were equally energized. The whole day was so awesome and I was blessed to spend part of it with you. :)

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  6. What I love about you is that you are consistently developing new talents and ways of enriching and growing yourself.  And I also love that you offer yourself as a tool for God to use on the behalf of others.  You are a pretty nifty lady, my friend.

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