I’ve been blessed to be able to do a lot of things. I cannot recall a time I didn’t draw. I spent my childhood creating cartoons and writing stories.
As a young adult, I discovered music – playing instruments, singing, teaching, recording, producing, composing, mixing and mastering.
Professionally, I embraced marketing as a discipline which lead to building strategies, presentations, leveraging data and consumer insights to craft global messages for the largest corporations in the world.
Technically, my hands speak the language of HTML5, CSS, MySQL, PHP and WordPress; combined with more than 15 years of Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and InDesign skills. My imagination can deliver the favicon in the address bar of your web browser and the 36 feet wide billboard you cruise by on your way to work.
My voice, from the audible baritone in radio commercials and podcasts to the written prose and poems self-published in books on Amazon, is polished with diction and dialect – enabling me to adapt across a myriad of social environments to engage my audience.
My affinity for culinary arts is not only therapeutic, but barely contained on Instagram as each post with the hashtag #favecooks is my contribution to vibrant, healthy eating options.
But real talk — none of this means anything.
Because God. could. care. less. about my capabilities. I can run at mental, emotional and intellectual TOP SPEED for 20-22 hours out my day; but if God isn’t in it…if He’s not getting the glory…then my extreme efforts are relegated to your fickle, fallible and intermittent accolades (and that’s only if you think enough of me to say “thank you”).
I’m not the only one who forgets they’re human. So if you’re also a part of the fraternal order of pseudo-superhuman beings with a laundry list of talents, competencies and capabilities — let me put you on game.
God doesn’t care about your capability if He doesn’t have your availability.
I’m gonna leave this right here:
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Corinthians 15:58)