On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It


Find your story

posted by grose

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Growing up I had a minor role in my parents’ story:

Move from the farm into town and work day and night plus pinch every penny to save enough money to buy a house.

Later I teamed up with my husband to further his story:

Minister’s son also enters the pastorate to bring a more modern approach to building lives and churches.

I was producer and director of what I hoped would be my children’s stories:

Child who is loved and encouraged to develop becomes good person and successful member of society.

 A computer company hired me and I joined their story:

Develop hardware and software tools to release humans from drudgery and free them to be more creative.

My story was their stories.

Until everything crashed. A move ended the job. Husband walked out. Teenaged children left home.

For the first time I knew pain, suffering, and bewilderment. Interestingly, bereft of others’ stories, I found mine:

Woman falls off tall white horse and hits the ground hard. Over time, she heals and takes her place in the real world. Although her gift is small, she has the gift of helping people see their unique talent. She seeks out people in pain—excluded, stuck, certain life has passed them by or beset with loss—to whom she may give her gift.

 What is your story?

I offer three steps to help you find your story–one worth living:

 1. See pain and suffering as a normal part of being human. Although here in the West we do our best to avoid pain, other parts of the world know suffering as reality.

 2.  Enter the battle to alleviate it.

 3. Be you and give what you have to give.

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