(Proverbs 18:16 KJV) A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
I remember a man named Reuben Welch. I am not sure if he is still alive, but if he is he has the “gift” (4976) of longevity. He was one of the preachers that could speak for an hour and a half and still have everyone without hemorrhoids still with him. He shared the time in his life when he realized he was not “God’s golden boy”. Have you reached that point? I have.
I realized that I would never be a big fish in a big pond. I am not gifted enough to compete on that level. As we search for a church we can endure my wife will ask me if I am going to get involved in the music. I can only laugh. While I am good enough to be a stand out in a small church with limited talent, I am out of my league in the kind of church she is looking for. I know it. I don’t like it but I know it.
I may end up doing what I did last time I was in a big church. I may take my guitar and help the three year olds sing Father Abraham. The true artists tend to be too good to spend time in that venue, no glory. For me it is a way to apply my gifts where they are needed.
So? If I don’t make first string it is because I make a better water boy. I am learning to live with that. I am not God’s golden boy. I am not even God’s silver or bronze boy. I am however His to do with as He sees fit.