Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Some of us are getting weary. Weary of wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart. Weary of the political climate. The weariness is real, but there are steps we can take to combat it. Instead of focusing on things we can’t control, what if we set our minds on how God has wired us to live and be? What if we investigate the interests or passions that have stirred our hearts recently or for decades? What makes your heart beat a little faster? If you know, it will add meaning to your life, something we all need. Investing time in something you’re passionate about is sure to add a sense of fulfillment to your days and a lightness to your heart.
One of the components of living your passion is to identify and acknowledge your strengths. Give yourself permission to take an objective look at what you bring to the world. Think about your personality, skills, talents, hobbies, what others say you do well, and if you’re a person of faith, your spiritual gifts. Make a list of five strengths you possess. Choose one strength you haven’t developed as much as you’d like. At the top of a sheet of paper, write the word in large letters. Make it as creative or as simple as you want. Next, write one action step you’ll take to cultivate this strength. You can use this method to continue building strengths as you explore your interests.
We’ve been given a responsibility to use our strengths to better our world! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” We cannot take credit for our strengths. It is an honor and privilege to become the people God desires. This verse reminds us that each and every one of us can be used by God – YOU can be used by God - especially when you and I acknowledge he is the only source of our strengths.
This is the Word of the Lord. Live the way you want to be remembered. Thanks for being here. See you next week.