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Your Gifting will make Room for You

I caught the tail-end of a story on the news yesterday. There was a man, a brilliant maths teacher, forced to flee his country because of political unrest. He settled in Jo’burg and tried to find work in his area of expertise. Nobody would hire him as a teacher, but he managed to get a job as a security guard at a school.

So he took the job. He’d set up a chalkboard wherever he was and would teach maths to whoever needed his help. It didn’t take long for the Principal of the school to notice him and his unconventional, but brilliant ways of teaching maths. He has just accepted a post at the school as a maths teacher.

This story gives me goosebumps. Why? Because it is a fact… your gifting will make room for you.

You see it doesn’t matter where you are stuck in life, or how long you’ve been stuck there. Start doing what you’ve been created to do and sooner or later, opportunities are going to come your way. When you start walking in your destiny, operating in what you’ve been built for – breakthrough is unavoidable.

Know that the dream that is nestled in your heart, that thing that makes you come alive – carries with it an in-built capacity to shift your life. You can read more about that here – Dream Seeds.

So Just Do it. It doesn’t matter if you have to start small. Take that first step. If its writing, WRITE! Painting? Buy the brush and your first tub of paint. As you take that step, you will come alive in ways you never imagined possible.

And doors will open for you.

My dream is to write words that come alive inside my readers and make them think differently. Take the plunge… tell me yours!

Comments (18)

  1. Seems I really did catch the tail end and missed lots of the details. Here is a link to the story…

  2. Thanks for this inspiring post, Diane. I just had to share. Using our gifts should come more naturally to all of us, and I for one, am working on making it more conscious

    1. Thank you Thea. Hearing that story was a real ‘goosebump’ moment for me, and realizing that I’ve seen this principle in operation in my own life… I can’t help but wonder what the world would be like if every single person were in a place (not hungry / homeless or oppressed) where they were operating in their giftings. Our world would look very different…

  3. What a heart warming story. Our true life path finds a way, often in ways we didn’t expect. I do believe that. I love this! Just by sharing this story you’ve helped bolster my confidence that, I too, am walking the right road. Blogging is opening doors for me on so many levels. It is amazing. I write what is important to me, then I meet other writers who are like-minded, then a conversation develops over a book, followed by an author request or two of would you be interested in writing a book review for me? and other opportunities for growth. The words have started flowing, I’m writing my short stories and poems down, and writing more book reviews too, all because I decided to be brave one day and take a chance on What if?instead of hiding in fear.

    You’ve made my day Dianne! This story is wonderful encouragement for us all.

    1. Yes! Jeannie! Thats exactly it… you are living proof that this is a very real dynamic. I am delighted that you’ve picked up your writing again – you have such a talent for weaving words. 🙂

  4. I am twice encouraged — by this post, and by the just-noticed fact that you spell your name “‘D-I-A-N-N-E”. That’s how my sister spells her name, so it’s always been special to me. (:

    1. Aaaah Deshipley! I like you and your sister! 😀

  5. You have the uncommon and valuable gift of being able to shuck emotions down to the cob to get at the essence of the goodness.

    Well said and well done!

    Our gifts are many and need to be used productively for the collective good of our fellow man. I see in your blog that you are doing exactly that.

    We’ll be reading and commenting often.


    1. Jim! Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. And thank you for this comment, I appreciate hearing this so much. It feels like life to my insides. 🙂

  6. I happen to enjoy ramblings. 🙂 Honestly, that was a great post! I’m working on a history education degree right now, and my wife is a teacher, so that factual story gave me goosebumps as well!

    1. Hehe… well, you’re welcome to hang around then, I ramble a lot and I love sharing goosies. 🙂 Your degree sounds like lots and lots of work. I’m keen to know how you fit it all in. Maybe you should write a post? Yes?

  7. I’ll say it again, “Is is nice to make your acquaintance, diannejwilson.” This is such a timely and heartfelt post. This blogging community is such a special place and so extremely different from my everyday existence. I can’t help but believe that surrounding myself with such inspiration and positive affirmations will improve this flawed individual. Gratitude and love > right back at ya!

    1. 🙂 i mayfly… I really love the people here. My writing is more on track now than it has ever been and it is thanks to this community. It means so much to me that this was meaningful to you. Love & hugs! Oh… and being flawed? Surely thats what makes us interesting?! 😀 Looking forward to much bloggering together. x

  8. 🙂 Hi Dianne thank you! — The New American Standard Bible (©1995) says;

    “A man’s gift makes room for him And brings him before great men”. I like your choice of quotes, And I pray it for your life.

    I have been a passionate writer for Jesus for many years now. Today, I am returning to blogging after giving up on life many times. I am a Fibermyalgia sufferer of over 35 years, and its been awful in so many ways, ‘But’ the Light in my life is Jesus and the hope of eternal life in Him.

    1. So appreciate your visit, I’m going to pop over to your blog now too. I really admire your attitude towards your struggle. So glad you are back to blogging, I’ve no doubt your words will bless & feed many hungry hearts. 🙂

      1. Like you Dianne it is my hope Even to deeply touch one heart 🙂 thank you.

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