“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me.” (Erma Bombeck)
Normally, I would write the conclusion at the last paragraph, but now I will make a conclusion first before we begin with the contents. This is it - God has already given you what you need to begin to create your future. Don’t waste it; use your talents and gifts before you. No one ever made a success of anything by first waiting until all the conditions were ‘just right’.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is a brilliant student who always enjoyed developing computer programs, especially communication tools and games. (#1, I wonder if he ever comes to Christian Fellowship at Harvard? #2, He might be brilliant at computer programs stuffs, but does he play sports?) On 4th February 2004, he launches Facebook as thefacebook.com from his Harvard dormitory room. At first, it started off just for fun; but after that it slowly gaining much popularity, Facebook has become hits in social networking site. He and his co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, (Soon Eduardo and Chris joined them) started their first office in Palo Alto, California.
What seem to be a ‘hobby’ ‘for fun’ things, he did not waste his talents just to benefit himself. It is my own conviction, provided that I never know him personally; his purpose is to develop a social network that can help people to connect with each others.
On June 2004, Peter Thiel is the first investor for Facebook with USD$500,000. Then on May 2005; Accel Partners invests USD$13 million and November 2007; Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing invests USD$60 million in Facebook. According to MYC! News, ‘on 21st July 2010, Facebook reached the 500 million-user mark. Today, “Zuck” owns 24% of Facebook Inc. at the tender age of 26’. He had become a young billionaire. Now Facebook is used all over the world. (Except Syria, China, Vietnam, and Iran have banned Facebook.)
Everyone have their own gifts and talents- some have many, some have few but everyone have it. Some may not become a billionaire, but everyone can contribute by positively using theirs’ to create a better world for people around them.
Some may not have talent as significance as Mark Zuckerburg had, but even as simple it appears to be, your talents can always bring benefits to others. A mother who know how to calm a baby, a father who know how to tell good stories to his children, a writer who wrote a great books, a caring person who always give encouragement to others and all of this and many more- use your gifts and talents to achieve your dreams, to benefits others and above all, our main priority is to glorified God, the Generous Giver.
What would you do with your gifts? To whom your talents will be use?
P.s: Correct me if my facts about Mark Zuckerburg is wrong.