Good day to you all!
I hope and pray I find you all well.
I was watching something on “America’s got talent” the other day.
It got me thinking about how many talent shows they are now.
Do I even dare begin to name them all?? I think not.
But that show got me thinking.
I don’t think it’s possible to count the amount of talented people
there are in the world.
We have an endless supply of talented people.
There is always someone better, faster, intelligent, richer, and
stronger. There is no shortage of talent in the world.
We celebrate talent. We reward talent in ways people can only
imagine. Becoming talented has become the main goal.
We are no longer satisfied to be number two, three or four.
We have to be first. We must be recognized.
We must have the shoes, the car, the house, and more.
We focus on the external and forget about the internal.
We abandon character, integrity, modesty and other inner
things all in the pursuit of talent.
We have lost what’s really important.
“So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said,
“Surely the Lord’s anointed is before Him!
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at
his physical stature, because I have refused him.
For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the
outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:6-7
God had rejected Eliab! Samuel missed it. He looked at everything
on the outside and thought, “this is the man the Lord has
But the word says, God refused him!
God wasn’t impressed with the muscles and how many men he
killed in battle. He wasn’t impressed with how intelligent
he was. Eliab probably didn’t have a relationship with God.
He probably had a proud heart.
I don’t think Eliab worked on his inner man much.
I don’t think things like character and integrity were important
to him. And because he didn’t work on the inner man God rejected
Let’s look at one more scripture,
“You are blessed when you get your inside world – your mind
and heart – put right.
Then you can see God in the world. “
Let God come in and put your inside world right.
God wants your heart.
He wants you to be a man or woman of character.
It’s okay to have talent, but don’t make it the main thing.
Blessings to you….
I love that verse you shared. I hadn’t seen it in this light before. Thank you.
You welcome Lynn!
So it’s so true that “Change Starts with Me.” Welcoming change can be tricky, but it’s so important.
Thank you for checking out my recent post “10 Simple Tips for Writers.” 🙂
You welcome. I found your post very helpful and practical!