Not many of us are multi-talented. We cannot do ALL things well, or even fairly well. You may be a skilled chef, for example. Or, on the other hand, your motto may be more like: “Where there’s smoke, there’s dinner.” Being the farthest thing from the next Rachael Ray.
Albert Einstein was a gifted mathematician however, he even experienced feelings of inadequacy. Einstein was offered the first presidency of the new nation of Israel. He turned it down with this statement: “I know little about the nature of people…. And I am saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it…. I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people.”
Einstein knew plenty about the nature of the universe, but this wise and sensitive man also knew that he lacked the necessary political skill for such a demanding position. Is there really any shame in knowing our limitations?
Einstein focused on that which he did well and the world is the better for it. Madame Marie Curie said, “Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
You must learn to be confident! You may not recognize it, but you are gifted for something! Whether it be big or small, do what you are gifted to do and you will be happy. If you do not know your giftings take the time in prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you are gifted. God has created in you special giftings and He wants you to use those gifts. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”