Yesterday I heard renowned tv host, Steve Harvey, talk about jumping. Not in the sense of jumping on a trampoline, but jumping into living the life you’ve imagined.
God created us all with a gift at birth (talent), and that gift is what will make us successful, education will get us so far, but without talent, we will never live, we will only exist.
So he was saying how we should find what OUR talent is and jump into it! I say OUR talent because each one of us has a different one, and I’m not talking about dancing and singing, some people are really good at cutting grass, others are good at baking, others can do hair really good..etc. Harvey talked about a friend of his that is currently banking $800,000 dollars a year, just detailing cars, but guess what? that is his gift.
So if you are not happy where you are right now, if you hate your job, and you wake up knowing that there is more to life than just that, then you gotta give yourself the opportunity to jump! And you might say, “well that’s easy for you to say, I have bills” … Trust me, you’ll still have bills whether you stay at the job that you hate – which only allows you to live check by check, still in debt, not able to do anything because you don’t even have the money or the time- or you jump!
Harvey says that our gift is like a parachute, and at the beginning, it will not open right away, and you will hit some rocks, you will cut yourself and bleed pretty bad, but eventually, the parachute will open! And you will live the life God has intended for you to live!
In the Bible, God talks about how he has promised to give us abundant life.
“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10 NLT
I love this translation! He wants to give us a rich and satisfying life! So I encourage you, just as I was encouraged, to jump! Please give yourself the opportunity to discover your God-given talent and jump!! You won’t regret it, because he has promised to give you life, and if you don’t trust me, look at your life and point when has God not taken you through anything?! You are still here and alive, and if He hasnt, He is probably taking you through it right now!
Don’t just exist, Jump and live!!
Bold & Young