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Integrity Moments - March 13, 2015

  • 2015 Mar 13



Passion and Talent
By: Rick Boxx
March 13, 2015

As a boy I wanted to become a professional baseball player. For years, I practiced daily, I studied all the great players, and I lived and breathed baseball.

Unfortunately, I was missing a key ingredient - talent. No matter how hard I worked, I never seemed to measure up to my friends who had a God-given talent for the game of baseball.

Excellence for me was my wholehearted effort, but from my coaches’ perspective my lack of talent meant I lacked excellence in their eyes. Excellence is usually most evident when passion and talent collide.

Ephesians 6:7 teaches, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”

If you have God-given talent for your work, don’t forget excellence also requires serving with passion. If you lack talent, excellence is working wholeheartedly.

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