1 Corinthians 12:4-6
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” (ESV)
Last night I had the pleasure of spending a quiet evening at home watching some television. With only a national talent search and Paralympic highlights to watch, I actually stood amazed at the amount of talent and just sheer guts that we as a country possess. A country that people so often criticise (myself included) for numerous faults and wrong doings, but it takes people like this, people that actually do not have the ability that I have and yet they go and achieve so much more, something much greater, they actually outperform most able bodied people.
This brings me back to the talents that God gave us, and the question arises, what am I really doing with those talents? The short answer is…nothing. I have legs, arms, eyes, I am able and don’t even want walk anywhere, much less run!
I am shamed, before God, before these athletes, I can do something and I don’t: what a waste. I am humbled.
It just shows the amount of greatness that can be born through hardship; when you actually have to fight for something in life, when you have to take your place because nobody will give it you. This is a life lived well.
Today I salute you, Athletes of the Paralympic Games for you embody what we all should aspire to; pure, raw, unadulterated GUTS!! You guys rock!!
My question therefore stands…
What are you doing with yours?