Since church on Sunday I have been mulling over a question. I will say up front I have no answer, but maybe one day. We prayed a prayer of confession during the beautiful service and in it was a line asking for forgiveness for wasting my talent. my brain immediatly went "whoa? what?" I don't usually consider not using my talents as something to be broken over, something to ask for forgiveness over. But as I thought it over I came to a few realizations. God has blessed me with talents, sometimes I accept them, sometimes I think I am not good at them. But He has given me gifts and abilities, and it is false humility to act like I am not good at things that I can do. And it is insulting to God to deny the abilities He has given me.
So my question has been, what does it look like to use my talents effectively? And what does it look like to use them to the glory of God?
Like I said, I don't have an answer yet, but I am working on it. Suggestions of how you use your talents well would be more than appreciated.