Proverbs 18:6 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Your greatest self will be revealed when you are doing what you are best at. Do not try to do everything.
Gideon could never have become great threshing wheat in the winepress in Judges 6 because that was not his greatest strength and as long as he occupied himself with threshing wheat his best self-remained hidden. David’s responsibility as a boy was to shepherd his father’s flock, but that was not his greatest strength. It was manifested when he conquered Goliath and became the talk of the town.
Greatness comes when you are doing what you are best at. It is for this reason the scripture says your gift or best talent will make room for you. Your success is hidden where you are most talented. It is time to find it. When you take your best talent to its highest potential doors of opportunity will fly open. That was what happened to Joseph in Genesis 41, when he interpreted the dream of the Pharaoh.
With this understanding, it is important that you focus more of your time doing what you are best at; otherwise the genius in you will remain hidden. Your best talent may not be immediately obvious but you can ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to you. Further to that, unmask it by doing an inventory of things that you are good at and then identify those that typically have the most impact or draw the most commendations. The key to revealing your best self is to keep your focus on doing what you are best at.
Life Application: Identify your best talent and spend more of your time using it to serve others.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to operate at my best. Help me not to settle and to function in my calling and giftedness. I commit everything to you right now, in Jesus name, amen.