Be careful with your Gift. It can lead to your success or your destruction.
At first, I had trouble understanding how all the content of the book fit under the subject of Redemption. Yet, as I continued to read, most of the poems & thoughts imply the theme.
Take the Thought above, for example. What if you’ve already allowed your gift to lead to your destruction? I like sports; it’s easy to draw the parallel. Let’s say you’re not only the best player on your own team, but you’re the best in the entire professional league.
Or course, you’ve worked hard to get to where you are, but so has everyone else. Still, you’re head & shoulders above the rest and you know it, they know it, everyone knows it. Now, you’re in dangerous territory.
Our Gift has a way of taking over. Leading us in life, instead of the other way around. People envy you, revere you, and you become almost arrogant about your own ability. This is where destruction looms. Because you begin to think you’re invincible. No one can stop you. There’s no way you can fall. Until…a crucial play in the game, you get too cute trying to show off what you can do, and make a fatal mistake that cost your team the game.
Control. A Gift out of control leads to a person’s downfall. Yes, it’s okay to acknowledge your gifts. None of us are blind. However, you have to stay humble enough not to let your gifts get in your own way.
Something to think about…
Eric Christopher Jackson