Did your high school yearbook include “senior superlatives”—silly distinctions like “most likely to succeed” or “most athletic?” These are usually decided by a rather unscientific class vote. But what was true back in high school is true now: it feels good to have a gift that others recognize.
Your classmates may not be the most reliable crowd for recognizing your strengths and gifts, but your heavenly father is.
So today’s question is: Who am I?
Spending some energy identifying your strengths and gifts not only makes it easier to recognize opportunities to use them, it will also release you from envy. God didn’t design you to be your co-worker who’s better at public speaking or your cycling partner who always beats your time. He gifted you uniquely and exactly for the job he’s set before you.
Here’s a framework to help you begin identifying your unique D.E.S.I.G.N.
TRY THIS TODAY
Write down your answers to each of the D.E.S.I.G.N. questions. Ask God to bring you opportunities this week to put these gifts to good use for him.