In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Got Skills.”
If I could wake up and suddenly have a special skill that I didn’t have before, I think I would have the ability to
play the piano. I’ve thought long and hard about this prompt all day, and there are a few answers I came up with. Like playing the oboe. Now I did play it in high school, and I was quite good. And I spent some time trying to convince myself how I could use it to the glory of God, but it would really be to assuage my ego. To maybe re-live some of my youthful glory days.
Then I thought that I might have the ability to write best-selling books, that I would be seen as an authority on scriptural matters.
Here again, my ego screams out. And aside from that, one really needs to immerse oneself in the scriptures, becoming a full-time student, in order to become a scriptural authority. Perhaps in the process of writing my books, I might become one, but this just didn’t feel right.
So, why the piano?
Well, I could ask to sing, but I’m already accomplished in that area. I mean, everyone can get better, myself included, but I know how to become a better singer. But I took two years of piano in college and still can’t play! I would like to be able to play, for myself, but even more to the glory of God. He could use me in so many more ways than how I am being used now. I could fill in whenever a pianist was needed, I could accompany singers or even the choir, I could even accompany myself!
I know this is just a prompt, but what do I take away from it?
Number one: I need to keep my ego in check and remember Whose work this really is. And Number two: I need to develop my talents. There is no reason in the world why I can’t become a better writer, a better oboe player, a scriptural scholar, or even a pianist. After all, Christ taught that all things are possible with God.
What skill do you want to develop?
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