"Every man has his own courage, but is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Why am I always comparing myself to others and falling short. God made me for a specific life. He gave me the gifts that I would need to accomplish His Will for my life. We are all individuals and we are all created with unique and wonderful talents. I have been given the gift of writing, but long for a beautiful singing voice. I have been given the gift of connecting to others in strong individual relationship, but I long for the gift of public speaking. I criticize myself for a lack of courage, being unable to do the things that others can and encourage me to do. I am told that a writer needs to be able to speak in front of crowds to sell books, as many of my friends do. I have studied public speaking but it is not for me. I have been told that I need to be more aggressive to push my writing career, but I am not an aggressive person. And you know what? That's okay. I use my gift of writing as God wills me to. I have the courage to use the gifts He gave me and the appreciation of the gifts that Hehas given others. I have the courage I need.