If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Everyone has been blessed with different gifts, and your purpose in life is using those gifts to contribute to the world instead of putting yourself down for the things that you can’t do. A common message I see from Christian hockey players is that they believe God has given them the gifts that have allowed them to play in the NHL because it gives them a platform to talk about their faith. Though they likely wouldn’t label themselves as such, they also serve as positive role models in a world where we see a lot of people looking out for only themselves and following their own rules.
There are other people who love hockey and don’t play, but they have important skills of their own to share. How would we be able to watch and enjoy hockey on Saturday nights without the referees, coaches, trainers, equipment managers, camera operators, Zamboni drivers, commentators, scoreboard operators… no matter what your views are on Don Cherry, he shares his gift with the world! The list goes on and on, and that’s just looking at a few of the different people it takes to run the NHL!
The world needs your gift, and the only way you can share it is by being yourself.
Game Plan: Come up with a list of at least 3 gifts that you have been given, or things that you love about yourself that make you unique.