The system stifles our gifts, our talents are inhibited

July 21, 2021
| Report Focus News
Gift. M. Bandason is a (16 year old) upcoming opinion writer based in Zimbabwe

By Gift. M. Bandason

Everyone is gifted, I’ve seen it, but our corrupt system leads us to believe in a channel. Primary school, Secondary school, and Tertiary education. There is no time to follow our passions.

In each of us there is a different gift, music, art, philosophy, invention, and anything beyond. Everyone is born with inherent abilities that make certain types of tasks preferable to others.

For that reason, people are most fulfilled in their careers when they find an environment that allows them to work primarily from their gifts and their natural talents.

I discovered I was an artist about nine years ago, just imagine if I had spent all that time developing my gift, where would I be now, I have a reason to believe I’m not the only one who has this issue with the world.

There’s no question that we can all improve in different areas and acquire skills. But it takes a tremendous amount of effort to do something well for which you are not naturally suited. You will achieve fewer results and far less satisfaction doing work that doesn’t align with your natural talents, gifts, and abilities. For individuals, this means longer, more frustrating hours with fewer rewards.

If we indeed started to develop our talents from a young age, we would be attaining both joy and a career in one. The world would be a better place.

The greatest sense of fulfilment comes from contribution.  We feel good about ourselves when we help others to solve their problems. It is therefore a natural thing for us to wonder where our place in the world is.  In other words, what problems are we here to solve?  That sure does sound like a mission.  We all have our individual missions to accomplish in the world, and we have been well equipped to do just that.

That equipment could be summed into three major parts – Gifts, Talents and Skills.  And these parts must all come together to accomplish the mission and to simultaneously bring us fulfilment.

To attain fulfilment therefore, these three have to be ‘twisted’ together into a fistful that will punch a dent into the world: Your gift, which is the creativity in you to serve the world by solving some of its problems; your talents, which are the outlets through which you serve your gifts; and your skills, which make sure that you are the best at solving those problems.

The world did not give me my Gift, Talent and Skill, ‘God’ did and I’m not afraid to say it.

Unfortunately, we spend our lives misleading each other, heck even the churches are liars, it’s all just a scramble for power, nobody is teaching the true message of Christ just blabbering nonsense of a prosperity gospel, it doesn’t exist, the Bible simply says “seek ye first the kingdom and all its righteousness and all these things will be given unto you,” easy.