Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. (Josh Billings, pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw.)
We often wish we had been dealt better cards, that is, that our heritage, environment, gifting, and personality were different somehow. We think that if only we could change those things, we would be and do so much better. That’s questionable, of course, but what is more important, as Billings suggests, is that we work hard to improve and use well what we’ve been given.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another (1 Peter 4:10).