“Those are your superpowers...”
Half rolling my eyes I questioned my new friends intent hoping he wasn’t going sweet on me. “Superpowers?”
Nodding his head he replied, “Yeah, I saw it when we worked together this weekend, you have a very unique way of knowing, learning. You see the missing pieces and your brain works back and forth on multiple fronts to make connections. I work in the field. Trust me. Your brain is one of your superpowers.”
Not so sure I admitted, “My friends and family have a few different terms for it; crazy, over-opinated and bossy. Aren’t superpowers suppose to feel like blessings?” I laughed. “ Maybe it just that I was clueless for so long on what I was suppose to do with a mind that has a tendency to be obsessive about making connections and finding creative-one-up-solutions. I’ve misused this superpower, I must admit and spent time in other lives and territories that don’t belong to me connecting dots that weren’t mine to see or align…”
“Ah, yes. Who hasn’t misused their superpowers? But the good news is we each have them. And they are mostly entirely unique from everyone that is attracted to us, works with us or is related to us…”
I smiled. He was sweet.
He was sweet on superpowers.
And exactly the messenger I most needed to run into. I knew it was a sacred moment and that a question I’d been asking God about was being answered in a manner that was altogether not the way I had intended. Superpowers. I have them. And so do you. Mine are so different from yours I nearly look like an alien to you. And, yes yours weird me out to. Aren’t we lucky we were created by a Creator that has no use for duplicates, copies or exact replica’s?
Perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit like me and wondering if your superpowers were really nothing more than burdens obstructing what you most want in life; love and happiness. …
Fear not. Superpowers are different. Not everyone will feel comfortable with your divine, miraculous and super powered fueled self….And that my friend is how this life is meant to be. We can’t all possibly fit in each place or we wouldn’t fit and belong to that place we are called to and designed for…
But. Word has it. Your superpowers are showing. And baby, that’s why you were created. To let them burn brightly so they inspire all of us to be as uniquely spectacular as you are…Superpowers. You have them and so do I.
I’m not always grateful for those things that make me appear weird, abnormal, bossy, impatient, quick to see and perceive and slow to nurture and wait for others to connect the dots. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be healed, even if it was fairly painful, of the belief that my superpowers were meant to be stewarded everywhere. Thank you -that I finally am not quite so CLUELESS as to the fact I’m not here on planet earth to connect all dots, everywhere only to connect the dots you’ve called me to use my life in service to and with the specific people called into community, who request my superpowers and love or pay me…. to share them. Feeling like a martian is one thing, acting like one is another….
Photo Courtesy of a man with a lot of superpowers in the area of photography Terry Divyak