Find And Use Your Talents

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Hey! Nurse M! Have you heard about our openings? I heard they have 3 openings for nurses,” I excitedly informed one per diem nurse we rarely see.  She used to be a full time LVN who worked hard to become an RN. She opted to work per diem in our detention facility as she tried to get more skills in a bigger hospital.

“That’s great! I would love to apply!” she replied, beaming with a smile.

When morning came, she spoke with one of the supervisors who particularly was always nice with her.

“Nurse K., please don’t make me work at Intake when I come to work here as full time,” she pled.

“Oh! Don’t say that during your interview,” nurse K. uttered.

Over hearing their conversation, I was just thinking to  myself that it would be impossible not to work at Intake.

Because most of us take turns sometimes. When there is a call off, one has to go there. It’s the busiest part of the correctional facility. Where the cops or highway patrol bring in their arrestees to be booked. And nurses give the “go” whether the arrested individuals are mentally or medically fit to be processed and be incarcerated. How can a nurse learn if she is not even willing to try? Yet, still wants to be a part of the nursing staff?

It’s not true that we have no talents. Nor to feel that we have the right to use them as we please. May we discover our hidden talents to be used in serving others for God.

“God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. Are you called to be a speaker? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory in everything through Christ Jesus. All glory and power belong to him forever and ever. Amen.” ~ 1 Peter 4:10-11

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