Rarely do i take the time to watch video clips unless I know I am interested in the topic. Especially unusual is when I take the time to watch a clip of someone I am not a fan of. Last week was different. Very different. A friend of mine forwarded me a clip of Steve Harvey giving spiritual advice during a taping of Family Feud not too long ago.
Steve Harvey seems like a nice enough guy, and seems pretty funny as well. The thing is, I have never met him, nor do I consider myself a fan. Nothing personal, but up until this point I simply did not follow Harvey too much. When I heard his clip however, this all changed for me, as I was taken by what he had to say. I was “pickin up what he was puttin down”..
During a taping of a Family Feud episode, Steve ( see we are already on a first name basis-lol) decided to get real with the audience and share some rare serious insight into life, which turned out to be an outstanding lesson that went viral. I encourage you -if you have not already done so, to take the 5 minutes to tune everything else out while letting this message soak your soul. There is soo much truth in the message- that almost all of us will recognize it somewhere-but the key is this- what will we all do with the ultimatum presented?
Harvey talks about what it means to “jump” as in going for our dreams, actually taking a step of faith after identifying our God given gifts. Within the brief message is a very important crossroads we must all come to before being able to go forward in the process, which is making sure we actually identify our gift(s) versus our learned skills or education.
Here is a real life example I heard a man share, about his experience with a parent of a child who was trying out for football. Before the tryouts, the boys father came into the coaches office and made an extra pitch for his son. The father said ” I know my boy may not be the biggest or the fastest player, but he is the scrappiest one out there, always fighting for the ball and playing aggressively.
After repeatedly trying to convince the coach how tough the boy was, the coach was expecting the young man to come busting into his office, tearing the hinges off the door to the coaches office. Instead, the coach met a mild mannered boy, who was shy and spoke so softly that the coach had to ask him to speak up. A few minutes later the coach convinced dad to give him a few moments with the boy alone, to see exactly what he wanted to do.
After 15 minutes it was clear that the boy was not too interested in football, but he had clearly demonstrated that he was excellent at, and interested in -tennis! The coach explained to the dad that while his vision for the boy may be a hinge busting football star, the boy was much more comfortable swinging a tennis racket. That is the difference between a gift and a desired gift. We do not always have the luxury of being gifted in what we want, but we do have a gift.
In this clip, Steve Harvey just nails it home, on what it means to take that leap of faith to realize your next step into utilizing your gift. This is a a golden nugget of wisdom so I hope you will take a few minutes to view and share-it may be just be what we need for such a time as this-
God bless y’all!