Bishop Jakes once said in a sermon, "God wouldn't ask it of you if He didn't put it in you." If God put an gift/ability in you, He has a right to ask you to deliver because He knows He put it in you to do so Himself. If I give you $500.00 and then I ask you for $100.00 for something, I should expect that you have that $100.00 because I gave it to you. We are kind of like deposit boxes for God. He can get His will accomplished in the Earth by using what He put in you and me. Maybe God gave you the gift of leadership, or the gift of administration, or the gift of singing, or something else. Whatever your gift is, use it to give God glory.
Do you notice when you do certain things and you get excited and passionate and you're winning? And do you also notice when you do other things and you're not excited or passionate and it seems laborious and you're losing? When you follow your God-given instincts, your instincts are a pretty decent indicator of what you should be doing with your life, and as you seek God first, you can come out winning. Do you naturally find yourself wanting to serve others in various ways? Do you naturally find yourself in athletic affairs? Do you naturally find yourself planning and organizing things and leading people? You might want to do those things for God that make you excited and passionate and help you to be a blessing to others.
Life's circumstances cannot ask more of you than what God has put inside of you. To whom much is given, much is required. God would not have given you what He gave you if He did not trust you with it. God ordained you to do certain things before time began. So when time passes in your life, you are simply gravitating towards that which eternity invested in you. Don't worry about eternity (especially if you trust Christ to be your Savior and Lord). God has that taken care of. If you're not careful, you can focus so much on eternity that you'll forget to maximize who you are to be in this present life. Don't forget that God wants to use you in this life. Your family needs you in this life. Your friends and loved ones need you in this life. Let's not be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.
If God put seeds of greatness in us, why do we see so many people settling for "good enough," or even bad and harmful things? We need to invest time, energy, and resources into identifying what God would have us to do. I think we'd see fewer and fewer news reports of kids killing kids, we’d see less people struggling with defeat, we’d see greater leadership from people, if every single one of them is inspired and knows who they are in God.
Have you thought about what makes you great? It's not about what you can do in your own strength. It's about what you allow God to do in you and through you. When God designed you, He made no mistakes. Our mistake is in thinking He "missed something" with us. Everything God does and creates is for a purpose. We don't understand everything clearly now, but when we see Jesus face to face, we will (1 Corinthians 13:12). In this life, don't complain about what you are not. Thank God for what you are. Your purpose is in who you are. Your destiny is in who you are. Your capacity to help others is in who you are.
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.