2 Timothy 2:15 (New International Version)
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Author Marabel Morgan told how for three long months prior to the birth of her second daughter she was flat on her back in the hospital with no visitors allowed. She was bored out of her mind and longed to have something constructive to do but was too drugged to even read, let alone write.
Eventually her baby was born and she returned home. Her life now was filled with things to do taking care, not only of the new baby, but another daughter, her husband, household chores, and innumerable other responsibilities -- not the time to write a book. But she did!
She said, "Once you set your goal, then picture it done. Without this finished picture in your mind, you'll give up halfway. With it, there's no limit to what you might accomplish."
Somebody else said, "Faith is visualizing what God wants you to do." Good point. Once we see what that is, it is so much easier to start doing it! And as an author writes one page of a book at a time, we can fulfill our responsibilities one "page" and one day at a time!
Dear Lord, thank You for the gifts and talents You have given to us. Please help us to know what they are, to be well trained in the use of them, and use them for being a part of what you are doing in our world today. In Jesus' name. Amen.