My Gift of Gab: Inspiration for Life

Hello all,

  Recently, I've been going through some internal battles with myself. I've concluded that this is all apart of becoming an adult. But in the midst of these internal issues ive been facing, God has been able to speak to me. And I'm going to share what I've learned with you.

 So, here's some backstory. For those of you reading this and actually know me, you will know that I LOVE to talk. It's such a natural action for me, I do it all the time. Throughout my duration of schooling, every report card displayed flawless grades and comments about how much I indulged in talking during instructional time. What can I say? It's apart of who I am.

With that being said, I've always been told "you've got the gift of gab." For the longest time, I've always taken this as something negative. Majority of the time when people tell me this, they were trying to say that I talk too much. So, i never really paid much thought to it . . . well, not until recently. A co-worker of mine recently told me that I had the gift of gab. And per usual, I took the negative connotation that I had stuck with that phrase. A couple of days passed by and that had stuck with me. As I said earlier, I've been dealing with some internal conflicts, and for some reason that had just been really heavy on my mind. I then decided to google the definition of the gift of gab. I just wanted to know what the dictionary definition of this idiom was.
When I read this definition, I was, for once, speechless. All this time of hearing that phrase, I never thought of it in this light. As I said before, I thought it was a kind way of saying "you talk too much". But it's clearly more than that. My Gift of Gab is my strong suit. It is what makes me who I am. I am able to connect with different people and build relationships with my gift. I have been able to live life that I have through my gift. I have been able to achieve the things that I have through my gift. A gift, that for so long made me feel bad for talking too much, is exactly what has been allowing me to get through. The definition literally says that I have the ability to make people want to listen and believe me.

I brought this topic up to relay this message. Don't allow people to turn what God has given you into something negative. For so long, I have thought that speaking is not a talent worth mentioning. You know, because I feel as though everyone should have the capability to speak. But God has shown me otherwise. Do not let others belittle what God has given you. Because although it may seem small to you and the world, your gift is much more than that. Utilize your gifts for the glorification of God.

More or less, stop allowing others to belittle what God has given you. God has supplied us with everything that we need to make it through life. Now is the time to start utilizing these supplies. If you don't take anything away from this post, please take away this message: Your gift, no matter what it is, is great. Do not allow people to make you feel bad for something that God has blessed you with. Take what you have and master it. Use it to your full advantage and for the glorification of God. Love your gift. Love yourself.

 Until next time folks,
-Mikey :]

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  1. Amen! I agree. I am using this year to stop complaining about the situation of where I am, but instead using the gifts God already gave me (whether ppl consider them a gift or not) to make a more prosperous life and serve Him with it more often. This post was really encouraging to me and I just wanted to stand with you on that...

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