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Stay in your Lane when it comes to your gift

October 6, 2016

With Google anything is possible to do. If we wake up one day and want to become a baker….we can go to Pinterest or Google to bake a cake. If we wake up one day and we want to be a graphic designer we can go to Google. Sometimes though we just need to stay in our lane. There are things we are good at and there are things we are great at. You don’t know how many times I have seen it. Someone will inquire about my prices for my business I tell them all that is involved and they say oh I can do it myself with the help of Youtube. I just smile and say okay…..then when they have messed it up they want to come to me to fix it. Sometimes we have to learn how to stay in our lane and do what we do best. We all can do everything but some people just have a natural gift to do great things and we can’t compete in their lane. Here are some examples…….

1.  When there is an accident on the HWY and you see the red and blue lights flashing, what do you do? Most people want to stop and stare while holding up traffic. This is true when it comes to your gift. If you are on your own path you don’t have time to stop and stare at what someone else is doing. Those that stop and stare….they can’t stay in their lane. They are to busy worrying about what you are doing, trying to keep up with you, trying to be nosy. When I am driving I don’t have time to see whats going on. I pray and keep it moving hoping that all is well and knowing that I can’t take my eyes off the road, I have to keep going.

2. Don’t you hate it when a car is weaving in and out of traffic going nowhere in a hurry. You know that car that seems impatient or that car that might be late. All the weaving and bobbing that they do and they still end up at the same red light. This is true in life. People will do something to make a little money then be out. Weaving into something then getting out of it when the going gets tough. If it’s your gift you will stick to it no matter how hard it gets. You will stay on the same course no matter the timing. People who take their time getting there are the ones who have dotted all their i’s and crossed all their t’s. They don’t need to rush they don’t need to cut in front of you or act like they are in hurry. People like this are always in a rush to do something and then end up looking at you cray cray when you get to the red light with them. They say to themselves I left you way back there how did you catch up with me.

3. Changing lanes are good…sometimes. You are in the lane going home and then you see a sign that says construction ahead two left lanes are closed. Normally when you see this you should move over or start making your way into a lane where there is no construction. Some people will stay in a lane and know that they aren’t going anywhere. They stay somewhere until it’s to late never seeing the caution signs before they move over. Sometimes we know our gifts and sometimes our gifts are meant to be used another way. If you feel that your gift is leading you down the road where there is a construction sign…start getting over now. You aren’t getting out of your lane per say because the road still leads you to your gift…you are just changing lanes (changing how you use your gift). Nothing is wrong with that.

Whatever your gift is use it wisely. Just like a car it can be a dangerous thing if you live your life on this earth without realizing your gift or die not truly living your dreams. How do you stay in your lane?

Stay in your Lane when it comes to your gift

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    October 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    This is such an excellent analogy. I especially love the lane-changing portion. Really great tips in an easy to understand delivery here.

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    Jocelyn Cañasa Brown
    October 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    You’ve made a really great argument for staying in your lane. I love the analogy. And I also tend to agree with you!

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    Janell Poulette
    October 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This is all very true, sometimes people need to stay in their lanes! I especially love the part about weaving in and out of traffic and still ending up at the same red light. This is so true in life, take your time and dot your I’s and cross your T’s and you will make it.

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    October 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I agree with you 100%! When people have a craft or gift, let them do it. Sometimes you can save money doing it yourself but you always run the risk of messing things up (cough cough my husband). Great post!

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    Chavonne H
    October 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I kept telling myself that in order to make money I need to study this or that but am I interested in it? not at all but I finally realized that I have a gift as a writer/blogger and I need to stick with what I am great at and eventually it will pay off for me. Having a true knack for something is such a gift and people should own that and make it happen. I’m glad that I am in the right lane.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    October 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    It’s important to use your gift wisely. You don’t want to waste all of your talent!

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    This is such a great post. Growing up I had a really hard time comparing my gift to everyone else’s. It took me a while to learn that while I was looking at what everyone else was doing I was letting my own gift fall to the side.

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    Marcie W.
    October 7, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I just love your analogies in this post Kita! It also reminded me to be more patient, both with my work and with myself. There is no need to rush only to end up at the same red light as everyone else!

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    Lisa Joy Thompson
    October 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I was just talking about this with my twins yesterday! It’s so important to follow your gifts and passions and not get distracted by the gifts and talents of others or what they say about our gifts and talents! Love this analogy!

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    Chrystal | Nevermore Lane
    October 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I have watched people take so many paths to get to the same point. Some, it was an easy task. Others, it was quite stressful. If they would just stay in their own lane, they will get there at the exact moment they should.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    October 8, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I can’t say that I have ever thought about it that way. But, your analogy is really accurate. If you know what you want and how to get it, you should go for it, without swerving all over the place.

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    October 8, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Great analogy! We all have a lane that we excel in. No need to cross over into multiple lanes and jack everything up. Stick with your lane and make the most of it!

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    October 8, 2016 at 1:58 am

    What a really great analogies on using your gifts and driving. We all have a road to drive on and its up to all of us to stay in our lane. Love what you said about paying attention t your own lane, how other people are rushing so much and realize other people are still catching up to them and then even changing lanes to prevent an accident. At the end of the day we are all responsible for our own car and we all are trying to survive with minimum accidents!

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    October 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I agree with you. Love how your point out the importance of staying in your lane and what you’re good at. Thank you for sharing this! Really a great read!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    October 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love this post, Kita. It speaks of the truth! I remember keeping those poems I wrote when I was in high school hidden from even my own family. I was scared of being ridiculed or too emotional. I am glad though, that I never let go of my dream, and stayed in my lane.

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    October 9, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I couldn’t agree more with all of this! It’s really important, especially to me to use my gift wisely! This is something my husband could stand to really read!

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    aziel morte
    October 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    It’s so nice to use our gift wisely and the people would receive it was appreciate the gift so much

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    October 10, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This is a lovely post. Very precise points you tackled!

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    Amanda Love
    October 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Awesome message. Stick with what you do best and reap the rewards later on. I think that’s what we all need to be reminded of. We’re too busy trying out new ways to earn money that we forget about our talents!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    October 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    This is the perfect analogy for this post! I have spent a lot of my life distracted by what others are doing. This is a great reminder not to do that.

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    October 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I love the analogy in this post!

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    Karlaroundtheworld | Karla
    October 24, 2016 at 5:55 am

    I feel like that statement is open to a lot of interpretations, serves as a good backbone for morals. I hate a lot of things when it comes to inconsiderate driving. My style is to simply prepare early so I won’t have to rush on the road.

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