Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What Do You Make Look Easy?

I believe each of us are created with gifts and abilities...

Yes, some of those abilities have to be does take practice and effort.

But, when that thing you are gifted in is done by you, you make it look super easy.

Lee is a phenomenal worship leader. He amazes me. He makes leading worship look easy. It's almost as if it seems effortless for him. He practices. He spends time planning and preparing. But when he's on stage for practice with the team, he knows what he expects, and he communicates that with the team. We are able to follow his leadership because he is confident in what he is doing.

He just makes it look easy.

My cousin Lydia is an amazing seamstress. She does it on the side...mostly to make the cutest things ever for her little girl. It's a calculated thing...there are patterns involved...but she can put it all together beautifully. And this is just one of her many talents. She really amazes me. If I were to try to sew something, it would take me so much more time and effort...and there would probably be a whole lot more stress involved!

She just makes it look easy.

I don't consider myself a crafty person. I feel like I struggle with it. And if I compare myself to the people around me...or what I find on Pinterest or Etsy, I could feel really bummy about myself because what they make look easy is so complicated to me.

But that's not what I do. Instead, I ask those people to help me...and I will pay them for what they are good at and I am not.

When my cousin Sylvia came to visit, I bought all of the supplies to make a wreath for our front door (Bella has been begging for one since Christmas time)...and then Sylvia and Bella created a beautiful master piece. And believe me, if I would have done would not have come out looking like it did!! Again, she is one of the most creative people I know!

I know it may be a little different with family...but for everyone else, I want to pay someone for the use of their talent! They deserve it! They have put in time, effort, practice, and money...they have earned it!! I would want to be paid for something I'm good at!!

I mean, I don't mind doing favors for people...and I love giving gifts...but if it was a consistent thing that took up a lot of time, effort, energy, and even money for materials...then I would want to be paid! Wouldn't you?

I love grammar. It is easy and natural to me. I've been asked to proofread papers many, many times before...and for someone else who hates grammar, I make that look easy to them!

You were created to do something well. Think about the things you like doing...or even things you'd like to have a desire to do...and then go for it! Practice. It may not be pretty at first, but the more you practice, the more natural it becomes...and before you know it, someone will tell you...

"You make that look so easy!!"

Let me know what you make look easy! It's bragging on the God-given gifts, talents, and abilities that He's placed in you!!


  1. Bri- your words today were truly a God send to my heart. I am currently overwhelmed with lots of 'good' things. But I need to focus on doing what God created me to do. Thank you.

    1. thank you for sharing with me!! I love hearing it!!! I'm so glad that God is working in you...and He wants to work through you too!!!!

  2. This post made me tear up as I have been in a state of confusion over my purpose. I am a wonderful photographer, and now I have taken on to doing some refinishing to furniture which I have been sharing with others to help them beauty their homes and save all at the same time, I've also been told I give great advice, and I love working in the children's ministry at my church. But for some reason I still feel like I don't know what I should be doing. I've got a lot coming up in my plate and big decision regarding ivf treatments I guess I don't feel sure of the direction that GOD wants me to go in. His has made me creative, loving, friendly, etc....but some how I still feel lost. Could you pray for me? My husband and I have big things ahead but we feel so lost as to how to achieve them. I'm sorry to ramble this likely makes no sense!

  3. Hey, new follower from the Friend Connect blog hop. Beautiful blog. Can't wait to check it out some more! :)