Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit. Thank you. I am in the process of placing my video presentations in categories, as I recently did with the articles that I have written during the past 77 months. In the process of compiling my Video Presentations of Self-Disclosure I realized that I did not have a video presentation of an article that I wrote in October of 2009. The article — Answering the Call.
For many years I felt like someone all dressed up with nowhere to go. Although I diligently applied myself to everything that I put my hand to, no one seemed to want what I had to offer. After giving up on the notion or idea that I needed someone to recognize my value, I answered the call that never came.
Answering the call that never came occurred when I realized that I could no longer wait for a group or organization to recognize the value of my mission and vision. Answering the call that never came when I realized that I could not fit into anyone one else’s “mold”.
I will reprint the article in 2 parts and then make a video presentation of the article. Below is Part 1 of the article.
As you read this article, may you be encouraged to answer your call.
Answering the Call that Never Came — Pursuing Our Destinies Part 1
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I want to share something with you that I learned and was recently reminded of through an article that my Mom forwarded to me. The article brought the lesson back to my memory.
For many years I waited for someone — a group, an organization, a church, an employer or a relationship — to recognize my worth and value. For many years, I bought into the notion that I had to obtain some type of stamp or validation of approval before my gifts, talents, and abilities could be deemed to be valuable and worthwhile.
Sure I used my gifts, talents, and abilities, but I did not feel as though my gifts, talents, and abilities were that significant. Consequently, I spent many years waiting and hoping for the call.
When the call to use my gifts, talents, and abilities did not come, I felt inadequate. I felt insignificant. I felt “less than” the individuals, who were recognized and validated for their gifts, talents, and abilities. Consequently, I became discouraged and despondent.
To read Part 2 of this article, please click on this link: Answering the Call that Never Came — Pursuing Our Destinies Part 2
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