Many people are up and about celebrating Christmas, but not everyone is in the mood. Some people are sad because ‘Santa’ didn’t bring them what they have been expecting or they don’t have the money to get that expensive gift.
I have come to realise that many gifted people don’t always look ‘gifted’. I’m reminded of the story of Joseph and Mary the mother of Jesus. They must have thought they didn’t get what they had bargained for. On the one hand, they were minding their own business when God interrupted their plans to gift them with the opportunity of birthing the saviour of the world and on another hand, Mary became a social outcast for being pregnant out of wedlock, she almost lost Joseph, the love of her life and as if that was not enough, when they finally reconciled their differences, they found themselves to be fugitives seeking asylum not just for their lives but the life of the baby ‘gift’, that would be the saviour of the world.
On closer research I realised that every successful person that we see as gifted today have been troubled in one way or another. Look at the greats, each one of them had one challenge or the other.
Abraham would be called father of many nations, yet he was childless, Joseph the Prime Minister once had a Prison number and locked up for a crime he didn’t commit, Bill gates dropped out of Harvard and now he’s the richest man on earth, Mark Zuckerburg also dropped out in sophmore year and created Facebook... the list goes on.
You are gifted. The fact that you are going through trouble means you are gifted. Surely, there must have been hotels, bed and breakfast for the King of kings, but only a manger was open to the King of kings.
Many times your gift doesn’t need to shout before you know you are gifted.
So, have you dropped out of school, lost a love one, imprisoned, divorced, widowed? Whatever you are going through today, know that you are gifted and enjoy the gift in you.
Reference: Luke 2:11-16