32 minutes ago
one thing i have always struggled to accept is my own personal talents. if you know me, you probably also know that i have the most beautiful and talented friends. some of them are the most amazing artists, singers, actors, athletes, and dancers i know! i love them all dearly, and i am always there to rejoice and support them in their many gifts. but sometimes, i grow insecure always being the friend that’s sitting in the bleachers with the rest of my school.
it’s not that i don’t try out for things - i tried out for many sports throughout my childhood but i was never much of an athlete. i do the musicals put on by my school, but i’m never good enough to get a big part. i’ve been dancing for 12+ years and i use to compete, but competing became too stressful so i quit and now i simply do it because i love it, not because i’m any good. i’m “average”. and i’ve grown to learn that that’s okay.
you see, the reason i’m writing this is because i know there are a lot of girls out there who are just like me. girls who, when people look at them, they don’t see anything that sticks out about them. to the girl that simply feels “average”... this is for you.
you don’t have to be on the varsity team, or be the lead in the musical. you don’t have to be amazing at art, or be a world champion dancer. because you have something so much more special and i like to call them “hidden gifts”. i believe hidden gifts are talents that God likes to keep secret, just between you and Him. and they make you beautiful because you use your gifts, knowing that no one will see them but Him - it’s like your little secret. you don’t expect attention or praise from doing what He made you to do. you shine because you believe He is what makes you shine.
so take the time to learn more about yourself, and i believe you will come across many of your “hidden gifts”. you are so much more than average. please never lose sight of who God made you to be. keep on shining, girl. you’re beautiful just the way you are - you and your hidden gifts.
allow Him to dwell within you✨
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