You might be thinking that I am going to advertise or highlight some international event that is specific to foreign languages. I’m sorry, but I’m going to go a different which I tend to do in most of my posts. This “foreign language event” was a basketball game. “How was it a foreign language event?” you might ask. It’s because I am a fish out of water at any sporting event. People were shouting phrases from the bleachers when I’m used to shouting Amen. Calls were being made by referees, and I just sit there and watch who has the ball.
I used to begrudge how I am wired. I tried to be an athlete and failed. I attempted to be other things, discovered who I am and eventually became content with that. Sporting events are not my element, but I have learned to try to blend in.
Just because you do not understand something does not mean that you can’t appreciate it. God created diversity. If it is special to Him, then we should embrace it. We often have to do things that bump our comfort zone. Although we may not place ourselves in those situations on a consistent basis, we can still appreciate the exposure and celebrate those things for what they are. So the next time you are at a sporting event, look for the clueless guy. That just might be me.
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That would definitely be me at a sporting event also. Praise God for diversity though! 😀
lol at the “clueless” picture you’ve got there. If someone hasn’t watched the movie they wouldn’t get it lol. It’s ok to not know how to do something. At least you tried to learn what your strengths and weaknesses are and are able to tell what other people’s strength and weaknesses are. That’s called discernment.
I think it’s always important to be self aware of what you are able to do and know how and who can help compensate for any deficiencies that one may have. To me that’s an area that requires maturity an growth for many Christians in ministry that try to be a jack of all trades and a master of none.
Self awareness helps a person to figure out how they can compensate for certain deficiencies once they recognize where their weaknesses lie. Leaders, in particular, need to be cognizant of a person’s abilities in order to place them in the right ministry that a person is sure to thrive on based on their abilities and capabilities. If a leader cannot discern a person’s strength or weaknesses… then you’ll have people operating below their optimum level in certain areas of ministry. And this rule also applies for those in the business world as well. Just my 2 cents.
I totally agree! You get an Amen, Glory, and a Preach It with a hankie wave.
Hahaha! 😅😂…I love speaking different languages and where I’m from our diversity is very rich and prevalent! If you need help in learning just holla! 😅 God bless you and your family! Xx
Food for thought and the soul analogy. Thank you. Every man or woman has gifts and talents to skillfully use, develope, work on, and flourish for his or her benefit and to bless others.
God is so amazing! He made all of us so unique… and each one is necessary and valued. Thanks for the the wonderful reminder, Matthew!
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“God created diversity. If it is special to Him, then we should embrace it.” Love that! Great post! I can relate. Not much of a sports person myself.