Our local Feed store has new chicks in for the season. I thought they looked soft and cute. In our community lots of people have chickens to enjoy fresh eggs. These little chickies will grow up and become proficient egg dispensers all over our town. When they are born everyone around them knows their purpose. I wonder if they know why they are here?

What about you? Do you know why you are here? Do you know your gifts and how you want to share them with the world? That’s one of those lifelong questions we all ask ourselves eventually. The answer may change as we progress through the years. Our answer may be impacted by our travels, our sorrows, our triumphs and our disasters. It can change due to circumstances beyond our control or of our own making. It can change as we move from one timeline or milestone and head towards another. So many things can change what we think we should be doing with our lives. 

What doesn’t change are our gifts. Now don’t get me wrong…we can develop new talents, skills, abilities…yet what we are born with remains. We get to choose to improve enhance or ignore our natural abilities, and then decide what we want to do with it all. Some people take the time to be self aware and understand themselves and their abilities…others choose to walk blindly into the future with no inner knowledge. And there are still others we choose to be victims of circumstance and let the gifts within them become dormant or even die. Knowing who you are and what you can do is not an easy task. It takes time and effort, triumph and failures. Knowing yourself takes a lifetime, and even then many people die with the music still inside them wishing to be set free. 

Take time today to reflect on the things you do well and the things you want to develop. No one can stop you from progressing, they can only block the current path. You have the inner ability and strength to do and be anything you want. The key point is to choose. These little chicks have no choice in life other than being an egg laying machine or dinner. You have all the time in the world to choose what you want to do with your natural talents. The worst moment on earth must be when you realize your time is up and you have not exercised your gifts. Don’t let that happen to you.