God created each of us with talents that we can spend a lifetime discovering. God’s creative capacity is so vast that every man, every woman, and every living being is uniquely different and uniquely special. He gave us amazing colors in the sea animals, sweet aromas in the flowers, and beautiful scenery all over the earth. It’s like an artist painting three billion masterpieces – each one uniquely different and priceless. Greater than our wildest imagination and further reaching than the outer galaxies is the unending possibilities that God’s signature brings to His creations.
In spite of this great gift, many people struggle to find God’s signature on their own personal life. Discovering your hidden talents can be challenging. Even so, be encouraged. When your newly discovered talent meets opportunity, you will enjoy a sweet place that will make your search worth every minute.
Here are 5 keys to help you discover your hidden talents.
1. What activity do you find yourself doing, even in your spare time?
Operating in your talent will give you a measure of satisfaction. Even if it’s hard work, you still feel like it’s home. You are more patient, more peaceful, and more satisfied when you operate in the area of your talent.
2. What do you like to do first on your to-do list?
Sometimes it’s easier to work in the area where you are most talented before handling the more difficult tasks. You may procrastinate more in areas where you are least talented. But when you get to the area of your talent you will be more creative and productive.
3. What talents do your parents have?
Although there is no guarantee, many times the talent passes from parent to child. Consider the talents of your parents and grandparents and look within to see if it’s in you as well.
4. Pray about it.
Since God created you with a purpose, ask for His help to identify and use your talent to fulfill His goals.
5. Ask for help from others who care about you.
Sometimes it’s hard to see your own strengths and talents. Ask your close friends and loved ones to assist you in identifying your talents. Let them know that you can handle their honesty. Also, make sure their advice is in your best interest, without their personal biases.
Obviously, this process will take time. Don’t give up. When you find that sweet place where your talents and gifts meet opportunity, you will appreciate the process that led you there. The experience will become an asset in your ability to optimize the opportunity and savor the sweetness.
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” Psalms 139:14