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Wasted Talents

Today so many teenagers walk across the graduation stage, shake the respective hands and move onward with their post high school plans, which include????? Exactly. Most teenagers who graduate have no idea what their next step is or if they are aware of their desire to continue on in their education. But that’s not what God intended for your life to be like. He made you for a purpose and he has plans for your life.

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11)

What desires do you have that you would like to try and achieve? What are your hobbies and interests? Do you enjoy being outdoors or do you prefer to stay inside? Do you enjoy being around people or are you a hermit who likes being alone? All of these clues play into what God is calling you to do. He has placed those desires in your heart for a specific purpose, are you listening to the call he has on your heart or are you drowning Him out with the noise that surrounds you?

Those who have at least thought through their future plans post graduation have a higher percentage of achieving success in life because they have taken to time to process through their likes and dislikes.

Each one of you has been given a talent that God has asked you to use for the benefit of others. What is your gift? Are you good with words? If so, maybe you are being called into a political career, a salesperson, or even an attorney. Do you have great marksmanship? If so, maybe you are called into a life of military service or law enforcement. Whatever your talent may be, do not do like the servant who chose to bury his talent and do nothing with in just in case something were to happen, he would still have his talent, but when the master had returned, he called his servant wicked for he had wasted what had been given to him. (Matthew 25:14-30)

Instead of idling away what you have been blessed with, ask God what He wants you to do with the gifts he has given you. Who knows where your life will go, and with God in control, you can only expect to achieve the very best.

About Renee

Renee
is an author and editor for The Bottom Line Ministries as well as a member of Faith Writers. Currently she teaches high school language arts. She is a mom to four amazing blessings and enjoys every moment life has to offer. Renee has a fervor and drive to learn, she loves to read and spend time with her family, and is involved with her local church ministries. Humbled by God’s gift of words, she has a passion to write what the Holy Spirit has placed in her heart. She hopes to publish her in-progress book someday, but in the meantime, is honored to be placed as part of the TBL writing family and is holding on to the ride wherever God is leading. Renee and her family reside in their country home in Holland, Iowa.

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  1. JLC

    I agree totally. The vast majority of high school seniors have not received comprehensive guidance counseling at home or at school. Most high schools have only several counselors for hundreds of students. Many churches are not tackling this subject. I recently talked with a young adult about what he thought he was most suited to do with his life and he made the statement, “No one is showing us how.” This applies to not only a vocation but also a long term vision for one’s life.

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