Have you ever thought... I wish I could sing like him, or her, or play piano like that young kid. Or I wish I could do what 'they do'. God has gifted each of us with gifts to use to serve Him and others. He didn't gift everyone with the same gift. And talent!
Imagine if we all had the same talent? I wonder what that would be like. So, it is better for us to say: I don't wish anymore for gifts or talents that I don't have but attempt to use what I know I have to honor God and serve others. Peterson writes encouraging words for us: " There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.
In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!" Rom. 5:3-5