Today I have the pleasure of introducing to you Aimee of Forty by Forty Fitness. You can read more about her below.
Motivation is a fickle thing. It can come upon us suddenly as a result of life events, and leave just as quickly. One of the biggest hurdles to following through on motivation is insecurity.
Everyone deals with insecurities. We all have that nagging voice in our heads that tells us that we aren’t good enough. We aren’t smart enough. We are insignificant.
Each of us has our own unique calling in life. We have unique talents and gifts that make us perfectly suited to accomplish certain tasks. Yet, many times we let our insecurities stop us from pursuing our calling. We choose to believe that what we are called to do is not important in the grand scheme of life. However, this could not be further from the truth! God has placed these gifts inside of us, and we are meant to use them for HIS glory.
Note that this verse doesn’t say, “If you have a gift that is highly esteemed,” but rather, “Whatever you do.” It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant you feel your gift is. As long as you are using it in service to God, you are doing exactly what you are supposed to do.
I have fallen into this trap in the past myself. I have allowed the voice inside my head to convince me that because sports is a fun activity, that my work in the fitness industry is somehow less meaningful. That it is less of a ministry than counseling, or preaching, or other tasks that I had convinced myself were more significant. The truth of the matter is, I have been able to reach people through sports that would never step through the doors of a church. I have been a listening ear, and a counselor to the people that I work with in the fitness world. I have learned that by allowing God to work through my gifts, that I have even more motivation to continue to step out and grow even further. Each time I have served the Lord through my gifts, I have been blessed every bit as much as the people I am ministering to.Don't believe your gifts are insignificant. #serve #motivation w/ @fortybyfortyfit Click To Tweet
No matter how small the task you are called to perform seems, know that it plays an important part in God’s plan. These gifts were placed inside you to meet a specific need. Don’t allow your insecurities to stop you from following through in the plan that God has for your life. You are not insignificant. You have a purpose, and you are the only one who can fulfill it. Choose to see your calling as a service to Christ, and allow Him to motivate you to continue. Each time you step out in faith, and use your gift to serve others, you grow a little bit deeper in your walk with God.Using your gifts to #serve others helps you grow in your #faith w/ @fortybyfortyfit Click To Tweet