Here’s an amazing video of a 12-year old that will blow you away.
How did Jordan get this good? He did two things: he identified his natural talent and gifting (with help from his dad), then he spent two hours a day honing his skills. This is a great example of how mentoring and self-leadership work together to produce excellence.
Each of us has at least one talent (if not many more) which has been given to us by God. Yet our culture of comparison often causes us to envy someone else’s gift rather than developing our own. We serve others best when we relax in our own gifting and do what we love. To this end, the apostle Paul encouraged his young protege Timothy to develop his gift, urging him “not to neglect the gift you have” and “to fan into flame the gift of God.” (1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6)
What are you naturally gifted to do? How are you honing that gift? Who is mentoring you in this effort?