I have realized recently that the gift of hospitality looks different than I have imagined in my head. My gift of hospitality can’t wait to be used until I live in a house. Or on my own. Or until I’m married or have kids or have the time or money. God has given me the spiritual gifts I have now to be used right now. I need to learn how to use all my gifts in my current season, location, and state of being.
I always have good intentions and convince myself that I’ll find the time to practice what I pin. But, if you are like me, those intentions are hopeful at best. Well, enough was enough. I went for it. I crossed a bunch of pins off of my list for the party. And my realization? I’d been procrastinating and avoiding the work because I thought it would take too long. But when I started creating, I actually had more energy and made better use of my time. Conclusion? God has given us each amazing gifts and talents, and when we live into those strengths, we become a fuller version of the person He created us to be.
Our culture gives us this unfortunate idea that we have to perfect ourselves. To truly be successful you need to eliminate all of your weaknesses. You need to hold your own. You need to keep it together. You need to be a completely well rounded person. But how boring, really.