It's interesting too, to have people be touched by the way you worded it, then you really know that it came from God.I thought about that and replied thus:
Indeed. It's like I'm a trumpet or a cello or something... people aren't there to hear the instrument, they're there to hear the Master play the instrument. "Our" talents are just ways God gives us to be manifested in others' lives.I truly believe that. You don't go to a concert to hear instruments--they don't make a lot of noise in and of themselves. You go to hear the beautiful music made when finely crafted instruments find their way into the hands of master musicians (or your 6th grade son who is just learning how not to make his clarinet squeak).
not burying your talents...).
So keep sharing your talents! Bake a cake for your mom! write a poem to your wife! teach your kids to play ball or dance or tell jokes or ride a bike! Our talents are not our own; we are simply instruments in the Hands of our Master.
PS I wrote a series about this not long ago. Here's the link if you missed it (or if you just want to reread it)
Image from: http://dkpresents.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/a-dozen-trumpet-masters/