The other night, my husband and I played a game of Scrabble. The game started off most intensely; a 27-point word here, a 36-point word there. The competition was fierce! As the game progressed, I noticed my hubby passing and switching letters. He passed about 4 times, which as a result gave me a 100-point lead. I wasn’t mad, but I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on. Finally, he took his turn and threw out the word “quote” followed by the word “zit”. I realized he had been holding onto the “z” and the “q” in the hopes of forming the word “quiz”. It wasn’t until he saw my lead, that he realized there were other ways to use his letters.
That’s when it hit him:
“Man, I was holding on to those letters, and missed countless opportunities to get ahead. I was so focused on using the letters for that ONE word, when I really needed to let go and use them in a different way to make my moves. I fell so far behind, and although my words were good, it was too late to win the game. Sometimes you have to loosen your grip and use what you have now.”
So many times in life we hold onto (even hide) our gifts because we are waiting for that one “right way” to use/share it, and we miss out on the greater blessing. It’s like we just can’t seem to get past what others have told us “should be”, or what we’ve been told we “have to do first”. I know they mean well, But at some point you have to say “no more”!
Let today be that day that you let go of those limiting thoughts, and share your gifts in the way that you’ve always imagined. Don’t wait! Start that business, go for that promotion, go for that audition, move across the country! Whatever it is, take that step by faith, and go for it! Use those unique and valuable letters on your board, and WIN THE GAME! Don’t let the life you were destined to live pass you by!
You are destined to win!