Friday, June 24, 2011

Talitha Cumi Part 1...Unlock the hidden

Matt 25 vs 29 (NLT): To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.


For what seems like the 1000000000th time, I watched as our church congregation lifted their hands and got lost in my Hubby's voice. As God used his voice, people were moved through praise and worship and it was beautiful. Well, for the 10000000001th time, I thought "Man, if only I could sing like him".

My hubby is what's known as a triple threat in the body of Christ, he can sing sang, he can preach and he can act! ( I hope you didn't think I was going to say I remember the first time he sang for me...Ladies, one word, GOOSEBUMPS!

Well, over the years, I have really found myself envying him and wishing I could sing just like him.


Me: Babe, do you like how I am singing...
Hubby: You are so beautiful
( Silence...)
Me: That is not what I asked you! I asked if you loved the way I was singing this song...
Hubby: You know I love you right...
Me: *Hiss*... Leave me alone jo!

After a session of desperately needing my husband to validate me as a singer he got fed up and said " babe, listen to me, you can't all!!... but you are an exceptional X, XX and XXX; focus on those not my gifts! He was right;truth of the matter was, I didn't care what gifts I had, I just wanted his.

Ladies, what gifts lie within you that are being ignored because you are spending your time envying the gift of another? Some ladies are monsters behind a sewing machine! They can take curtains and turn them into a fabulous dress but instead of nurturing that talent, she ends up doing a 9-5 she has absolutely no interest in. (Please raise your hand if your parents have ever tried to encourage coerce you into becoming a lawyer, doctor, engineer or architect) This is 2011 and the sky is the limit! My wish is for every woman to unlock every hidden dream that has laid dormant out of fear, shame or disinterest. Wake up every sleeping dream and desire inside.

treasure island is on her list of future destinations

What is that one thing you have always wanted? What is that one childhood passion you had? Is it to be a writer, a fashion designer, or a musician? Stop seeing this talent as an inconvenient weight and explore it to the fullest. Break the mold, do the unconventional and shatter that glass ceiling. Now is the time to water your heart, nurture it and watch it bloom because no one in this world can be a better YOU!

Talitha Cumi... Little girl ARISE!

Matt 5 vs 41: Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!"

...Musings from atop the potter's wheel...


Anonymous said...

I love the way you used the scripture 'Talithacumi' to get this message across. Lol about the singing episode and your husband's very loving and diplomatic response.

There's a kind of joy that comes when we recognize our particular gift and propensities and start using them.

Thanks for this write-up.

Giagerry said...

Lovely post!!
I am still in the process of discovering what my interest is, I feel I am too old not to know by now but that is the sad truth, i cant say i know for sure what i am interested in! X_X
I am still praying tho, I dont want to waste time o jere, cuz really life is short!

LoL @ ur convo with ur hubby, teww cute especially the part where he dint reply the first question. LooL!

Jaycee said...

Ha ha ha, this post almost got me bending over in laughter at work.

Lol @ "Babe, listen to me. You can't sing AT ALL."

Praise God for your own calling. That you are "uniquely designed" to do something in this world is a tremendous blessing, and for all of us too.

You & I both know that this piece especially encouraged me to do what I've been called out to do. *wink*

Love your blog, girl. And I love ya!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a very nice post; I really enjoyed reading it. I am encouraged to focus on what he has called me to do and not what he has called another to. It is evident that you were called to write; please keep them coming, we are loving it. God bless you...

Chizy K said...

love this post so much, wish i can take it up n place it on our streets.
Gone are the years wen everyone has to b a lawyer becos those who 10yrs ago chose to follow der heart have become the big names we know today

H said...

Hiya, I've awarded you a sunshine award.

In the midst of her said...

MOH: Thanks and all Glory be to God. Hubby knows how to sugar coat his; it's all love though!

GG:Thanks... You are never too old to find interested in, you just have to keep searching an praying. Plus it doesn't have to be a dramatic could be pretty simple.


Anon...God bless you for the love and encouragemnent...We do need to focus on our gifts cuz God has plans to use them through us...

Chizybabe: Thanks!..all these stars went the unusual path to discover their dreams...

H: Moi? Thanks so much!!!!

Favoured Girl said...

Me likes this post.

In the midst of her said...

Favored Girl: Thanks! Such a treat to have you here. God bless!