How to Know if You Are Gifted and Talented

In light of the recent Tornado tragedy in Putnam County, TN, I was inspired to write this post to help you discover if you're gifted and talented, how to use those gifts and talents, and what to do if you don't know what to do with your gifts and talents.


"And the LORD said unto him (Moses), What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod." (Exodus 4:2)

Image by Jeff Jacobs from Pixabay

How to Discover Your Gifts and Talents

"What Is In Thine Hand?"

Recently, Putnam County, TN (my home town) and surrounding areas were struck with devastating storms and tornadoes. This post details my attempt to give back to the community in hopes of helping the victims of these storms.

Many times in life we find ourselves wondering what we, with our meager resources, could do in certain situations that would be helpful or worthwhile for others. In these circumstances, it's easy to wonder if we're gifted and talented at all.

I'm reminded of Biblical characters like Moses (Exodus 4:2), the Zarephathian widow (1 Kings 17:11–13), and a woman of the "wives of the sons of the prophets" (2 Kings 4:2–7). When they thought their lack couldn't make a difference, they were told to use what was already in their hand.

In other words, use the resources and gifts and talents you have instead of focusing on what you lack.

After the tornado damage and loss in my hometown of Putnam County, TN, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, I thought I couldn't make much of a difference, but then I realized I have certain things "in my hand" that could help.

Recognizing Your Gifts and Talents

Use What's In Your Hand

Considering my own gifts and talents, I was inspired to look for ways I could contribute. I decided on starting a special fundraiser campaign for the tornado victims in Putnam County.

I spent several hours creating t-shirt designs with several color, style, and size options in support of the cause and have called it the Putnam County Tornado Relief 2020 project.

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King David

1 Samuel 17:29

" And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

Multiplying Your Gifts and Talents

Combine What's In Your Hand with Others

Even if after reading this blog post you still don't know what your gifts and talents are, you can help by contributing to this cause.

By ordering your very own Putnam County Tornado Relief 2020 t-shirt, you'll be combining what's in your hand with the gifts and talents of others.

Your gift may be a simple donation from the kindness of your heart. Your talent may be simply recognizing an opportunity to help others in need when it arises. Or maybe, buy taking a simple step forward and contributing to a cause like this, it will build a bridge to help you discover your gifts and talents. 

Here is the special fundraiser link to share with friends and family:

This limited print will be available only until March 31, 2020, so don't wait or you could lose the opportunity to show your support and receive a special memorial t-shirt in the process. All proceeds will go to the relief fund at

You or someone you know may have been impacted by a similar disastrous event in the past. If so, please consider donating to the Putnam County Tornado Relief 2020 project and sharing this post with as many friends and social media outlets as you know.

Let's all do something to be a part of a cause greater than ourselves and share our gifts and talents with others by contributing what God has placed in our hands.

Order Your Fundraiser T-Shirt Today

Limited print run through March 31, 2020 while supplies last

Men's Shirts

Men's T-shirts available in multiple colors, sizes, and styles.

(Front & Back view)

V-Neck Shirts

V-Neck T-shirts available in multiple colors, sizes, and styles.

(Front & Back view)

Women's Shirts

Women's T-shirts available in multiple colors, sizes, and styles.

(Front & Back view)

All proceeds donated directly to Putnam County Tornado Relief efforts.

Footage of the Tornado damage in Putnam County, TN

Images courtesy of ABC News

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