Our weaknesses have a beautiful way of reminding us of our need for a God who has assured us He will carry all our burdens and that burdens were not meant for us.
I wrote a book several years ago now. A book that I felt was going to save people everywhere from depression. I was sure of it. Not because I had the cure, but because if God saved me from it, he can save ANYONE!
I love to write. I have some people that say I have a talent for it. But it didn't occur to me until recently that the things that we are good at, or the things we are able to do on our own, many times, we don't seek God for. I have some people that say I'm not a good writer because my grammar is poor, or they don't agree with some of my opinions...and sometimes I believe those people. So what makes me a good writer or not a good writer? Does my brain putting words together make me a good writer? Does my ability to put a proper sentence together grammatically correct make me a good writer? Or does the words that God speaks to my heart make me a good writer?
The later is the answer. It's God.
Next to sustain any talent God has given me to express myself in writing, my dependence on hearing His voice is most important. Even further than that, what I learned recently is that God will develop character from talent. What I mean is that if I worry about who is liking my material, or reading my material, or liking me, than I'm not really dependent on God feeding my talent, I am worried about people, and that doesn't build character. What builds character is whether I continue to trust God even if no one else believes in me. That's been an interesting lesson.
Maybe you have a talent that you feel you are insufficient at. Rejoice! If you were sufficient, you would not be dependent on God, and perhaps if you haven't gotten anywhere with your talent, perhaps you are building character.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.