A word about inner guidance and spiritual gifts

8A611BCC51F545F29CB49DD8EFCF109FWe are each born with certain spiritual gifts—some with more, some with less, some unique and specific, some quite general and broad. Some have the ability to heal, others the ability to teach, and some have the ability to be a friend to all of humanity.

Inner guidance comes in many forms. Some people hear a distinct message, some have visions, some find themselves caught up in the spirit of the moment, and the right thing to do spreads itself out before them like a roadmap.

Have you ever considered that your spiritual gift IS your guidance? In the parable of the Ten Talents, the lord gives each person a different amount of money and tells them to go out and earn some more. He doesn’t take them by the hand and tell them what to do at every turn in the road. He just says to go out and put it to work.

If your talent is healing, heal. If it’s teaching, teach. If your talent is love, go out and spread love. Doesn’t it make sense that THAT is your guidance? The particulars of your “mission” don’t really matter. That’s the human mind talking. The overall plan, however, matters a lot! Because, at some point, when all is said and done, someone’s going to ask you, “Whadaya got?”

We don’t have to wait for “a message,” necessarily. The message is written all over us. All we have to do is be true to who and what we are. If we wait to be taken by the hand and told exactly what to do, we could be waiting for a long, long time.

You know the saying: “Be yourself.” This word, “be,” is an action verb in this case. You have to put ALL of yourself into whatever you do. BE a presence in the world, and you will know what to do.

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