Now your attitudes and thoughts must all be constantly changing for the better Ephesians 4:23 (Living Bible)
I like to use analogies when pointing out principles to clients. One I use is likening our innate talents to a powerful racing engine. It hums along, almost without effort for some very gifted individuals. They have been blessed with a “great motor”- their intellect and natural gifts.
I liken the transmission to our attitude and willingness to work. Not everyone has the same level of “great motor” given at birth, but the hustle, attitude and work ethic- that is the “transmission” that makes everything work.
Without “the good transmission”, the best, strongest engine in the world is reduced to being just a noisy hunk of potential energy. If you can harness the power of that great engine with a good transmission which can focus and direct that power, well then you really have something!
So, we have been given certain gifts and abilities at birth- we all have. But the gift that we give back is the development of those gifts through the transmission of good attitude, discipline, and the ethic of hard work.
Prayer: Lord, you have given us gifts to use for your service. Help us to return those gifts with the development of our attitude and disciplines, Amen