God gives leaders gifts and talents that fit the mission to which someone is called.
This is a paraphrased quote I came across while reading Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. It seems that we always forget that God made us perfectly in the way that He wants to use us. While growing up, we would play war in the back yard. It seemed like everyone wanted to be the top dog, top brass. Everyone always wanted to call the shots as the General. The problem with that, was that with everyone as a General, there was no one left to fight the war. As adults we tend to do the same things. We usually fix our eyes on running a company, or on some lofty position that we were not designed for. This is evident in our culture…especially if you watch American Idol. Everyone wants to be able to sing…everyone wants to be a celebrity. The sad /good (depending on your point of view) news is that not everyone should sing, not everyone should run a company, and not everyone should be a General.
You see, we all have unique gifts that are directly related to how God wired us. I for example, love working with students…but please don’t put me in a room with 3rd graders…they will tie me up, take my lunch and draw a sharpie moustache on my face. Seriously…my sweet spot goes no lower than the 6th grade.
So what does this mean. Simply put, we should focus on what we are good at. Do what it is that God has gifted you in. If that’s working with little kids…then work with little kids, if that’s playing murder ball with middle schoolers, then play murder ball. I think sometimes we miss out on what God has for us because we are so focused on pursuing enrichment/betterment in areas that we will always be nominal in. Know that God has designed you in a perfect way to be used right now. The only thing stopping us from being used often times is our refusal to do what God is calling us to do.
So with that said, what is God calling you to do right now?