Story – Sitting On Your Talent

Shane —  January 29, 2012 — 3 Comments

Motivational and Inspirational

Sitting On Your Talent
By: Steve Goodier

There was a man who played piano in a bar. He was a good
piano player. People came out just to hear him play. But
one night, a patron told him he didn’t want to hear him
just play anymore. He wanted him to sing a song.

The man said, “I don’t sing.”

But the customer was persistent. He told the bartender, “I’m
tired of listening to the piano. I want that guy to sing!”

The bartender shouted across the room, “Hey buddy! If you
want to get paid, sing a song. The patrons are asking you
to sing!”

So he did. He sang a song. A piano player who had never sung
in public did so for the very first time. And nobody had ever
heard the song Mona, Mona Lisa sung the way it was sung that
night by Nat King Cole!

He had talent he was sitting on! He may have lived the rest
of his life as a no-name piano player in a no-name bar, but
because he had to sing, he went on to become one of the
best-known entertainers in America.

You, too, have skills and abilities. You may not feel as if
your ‘talent’ is particularly great, but it may be better
than you think! And with persistence, most skills can be
improved. Besides, you may as well have no ability at all
if you sit on whatever talent you possess! The better
question is not “What ability do I have that is useful?”
It is rather “How will I use whatever ability I have?”

What talent are you sitting on??

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3 responses to Story – Sitting On Your Talent

  1. What talent are you sitting on??

    Great question. I mull it over all the time. What am I missing? What does God want me to do, that I am not seeing or hearing?

    I would love to hear from others on this subject.
    Angi

    • Amanda Sharp Fillweber January 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Well Angi, since you asked. I believe the talent you are sitting on is your love for people and compassion to see change happen in their lives but truly knowing that comes from God. That makes the job even easier ehhh? Love on people. He’s got a lot of love to express to people through you.

      • Amen Amanda! I totally agree!

        I believe we discover a new talent we are sitting on by the way we feel when we are doing “it.” In other words, when we realize that something we are doing or were doing was making us incredibly happy or content, and even though it might have been a challenge, we loved it. When that happens, chances are, we are in our passion or gifts and we should take notice.

        So, what do you LOVE to do or be? When do you feel your heart sing? When do things others find challenging actually come easy to you?

        Angi and Amanda! Thanks so much for jumping in!

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