STOP AND THINK – Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. (Sydney Smith, 19th century English writer)

Sometimes, it seems, young people want to be something that they don’t really seem suited for. Dissatisfaction with your natural abilities—wishing you had someone else’s gifts—too often leads to failure and depression. Discovering and developing your talents will bring satisfaction and fulfillment and, most likely, bring joy to others, as well.

Each of you has your own gift from God (1 Corinthians 7:7). Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10).