Thankful 30: Day 6

I’m thankful for talents.

Everyone has something different. I watch my siblings bicker about who is better at certain things, and I see something that is wrong with society as a whole: we are too busy comparing. You have something special about you. Something God gave you, and it is just as good as anyone else. There is no need to look to what someone else is good at, what they have, or what they show on the outside. When you can finally see someone else’s success or abilities and be truly happy for them without feeling bad about yourself, then you have truly grown as a person.

There is a place for you in this world. You are entirely important and necessary to the grand picture of life. Be a part of it with all you are, not what someone else is.

15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?

20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no [h]schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12 New King James Version (NKJV)

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