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God-given Gifts

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 by in Legacy | 1 comment

I am not sure what my gifts are.  My husband and I have been trying to discern what God wants of us.  This process is difficult when I often focus on the negative side of things.  As a melancholic, I find it hard to look on the bright side, yet I appreciate beauty in life when I really slow down enough to enjoy it.  As an artist, I enjoy being creative and looking at things from an unique prospective.  There is color, beauty, and imagination in all things, if one takes a moment to notice.

If I think about when I was young, I turned everything into a song or story.  Whether it was when I was swinging or playing with my dolls, there was music and imagination at work.  My dolls usually ended up breaking into a song as well.  When I had a pen in hand, I would sketch scenes in a storyboard fashion.  As I grew a little older, I started keeping journals, which included poems and songs.  I was always aware of extra information that was not apparent to others.

I have always enjoyed cooking and can get lost in recipes for hours.  I like to serve people and see them have fun, especially when they are enjoying a dish I worked hard on.  Pleasing and helping people makes me smile and feel like I have a purpose.

I am still not sure what type of calling God has in store for me.  My prayer life needs tweaking in order to learn more about how God sees me.  As I work on my relationship with God, he will work on my relationship with myself and the rest of the world.

-Tanya Weitzel

1 Comment

  1. Trying to reflect on our skills, gifts, and where and how to apply them as our vocation from God is going to be a challenge for sure. You are completely correct in stating that we must make changes within our prayer lives, both individually and as a couple, in order for us to find our true vocations.

    I love and support you in whatever God's plan is for you and for our family.


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