What’s your gift? You know, what you’re naturally good at. It can be music, arts, singing, math, language, programming, cooking, knitting, writing, even listening. Hey, it takes a special kind of person to stand relentless rants.
So this post is to protest about inconsistent positive-thinking people who demand so much from others.
Do you know who He Ah Lee is? She’s a young pianist. And she has only four fingers.
Rex. Another pianist. He’s got autism… and he’s blind if I’m not mistaken (I’m too lazy to do research on him since I’ve read a book about him at my school library). And yet he has a sort of photographic memory for songs. If you let him hear a song, he can play it back. All he needs to do is sit in front of a piano, press one note, then he’ll be able to replay the song he’s just heard. Amazing, isn’t it?
Another amazing person is a guy who’s got no limbs. No arms and legs whatsoever. His name keeps slipping off my mind. He’s a good speaker, really. I’ve watched him preach on TV and I can assure you that when you see him talk it’s like he’s moving invisible limbs.
Now… this is going to be a short-ish post.
You know how many people say that everyone has their own talents and stuff like that? Now… why is it that when people hear about people above in schools, universities, seminars, etc., the speaker’s got a good chance of saying something like this: “We’re normal people, so it makes sense that we can do better than them!”
Yeah, yeah, the intention is good. It’s to encourage others to strive harder, do better and the like. But just think; if these people are physically or mentally flawed, doesn’t it make sense that God, being fair and righteous and all, gives them something that normal people don’t have?
In short, don’t compare your gifts or blessings with other people. It won’t do you much good if it brings envy. Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it.