One of the awesome benefits of running my own business is that I get to attend my kids’ sporting events and concerts.

This week, one of the highlights was watching Madison playing her first violin solo in a school concert for the junior school string program.

While they were waiting on stage for their turn to play, many of the younger children were finding innovative uses for their violin and cello bows.

Some were using them to pick their noses.

Some were using them as weapons in imaginary sword fights.

And eventually, when it was their turn, they used them for their original purpose to make music.

We each have remarkable, God-given skills and abilities.

You can use them for inane purposes.

You can misuse them completely.

You can not use them at all.

Or you can find out what you are meant to do with them, develop them to an elite level and use them to make the world a better place.