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We each have a gift – our superpower to bring more life and goodness into the world. And as bright as our gift might shine, it also cast a shadow – our blind spot.

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We want to impact the world for good – whether by leading, figuring things out, serving, or using whatever our gift is. We are passionate about making a difference in our own way.

And nearly everywhere we turn we see an opportunity to do things our way. It seem so clear to us.

If people would just listen to us, do what we say, or simply allow us to handle the situation everything would be fine.

We grow frustrated when others don’t seem to get it in the same way we do. And this leads us to redouble our efforts.

Maybe if we turn up the volume others will finally get it!

However, what we take for granted others might not see. Likewise, they will readily see things we will miss.

We all have our superpowers. And we all have our blind spots.

It’s not helpful to bulldoze others with our perspectives just because we see the value of what we’re offering.

If we’re not careful, our gift becomes a burden to others instead of a blessing – choking them instead of meeting their needs.

It takes wisdom to know how to offer ourselves in a way others can receive. And this includes remaining humble to our blind spots.

A different approach does not diminish our gift. It still has value while also not being the only one God has given.

Your way is not the only way. God intends for our gifts to work together as one body.

Fully embrace your superpowers while humbly remembering your blind spots.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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