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Are you a gift hoarder?

The topic on gifts and a life of purpose is an ongoing one. We all have gifts we were born with and we need to use these gifts to fulfil the purpose we've been placed here on earth to fulfil. Which is mostly to serve others.


So, how are you using your gifts?

Are you serving others with your gifts or are you in pursuit of selfish ambition? No matter the position you are in or the stature hold in society, you can serve others. Right where you are, with what you've been given.

We know of this verse: "to whom much is given, much is required". For me, "much" isn't quantifiable to the amount of things I have or the material value those things hold. I believe it is about serving and/or using what I currently have with great wisdom so that it doesn't only impact me or my immediate family but others too.

I am of this view because I subscribe to the notion that if you are trustworthy with the "little", God will bless you with more. Let me give you a simple workplace example. If you work diligently at the junior role that you hold, your efforts and ethics will be noticed, then more added responsibilities will be given to you, which will then pivot your career to heights you never imagined.

Managing our gifts

We should not be complacent with our gifts, we need to manage them appropriately. Diligence, obedience and determination are some of the good ingredients of management. Management isn't just about managing others. It is even more important to manage oneself to better manage others. Managing the gifts we've been given is part of the requirements to being a good manager.