Posted on Craig Bode’s Facebook page:

Don’t be bashful, apologetic or stingy with the skills and abilities that God has given you. They are gifts God has given you to display His glory as you boldly employ them to express to the world who God made you to be. Jesus tells us to do exactly that: “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16 — NIV)

It is when we fully exercise and engage our skills and abilities that others receive value from us and our lives have a lasting and eternal impact.