Gifts Must be Developed

An unusually effective speaker had just delivered several powerful messages. Someone approached him afterwards, asking, "Did speaking just always come naturally to you?" He replied, "Do you play guitar?" "A little" the inquirer responded. The speaker continued, "Did it seem natural to you at first when you began to learn to play chords?" "No," admitted the inquirer, "it felt awkward and hurt." Then speaker confessed that his early teaching experiences felt much the same way. The point? Our gifts are not always evident at first, but must be developed. ? Copyright 2002 Steve Miller - All Rights Reserved

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