Let’s talk about giftedness.
People talk about giftedness in a lot of ways. If you do a google search, you’ll find definitions of “intellectual giftedness” that refer to children in education. You might find articles about prodigies or people with incredible talents. Giftedness used to describe Olympic athletes or those with genius IQs.
For Encircled, giftedness doesn’t necessarily mean you are the best at something. Giftedness is a part of your identity that guides how you connect with others. God makes every human being gifted— and more specifically, He encourages us to act with our gifts in everyday life. In 1 Peter 4:10, we are reminded that “each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”. Not only are we called to use our gifts, but to remember the various ways that they can show God’s grace. Giftedness is something that both supports the world around you and fulfills you at the same time. Whether it be art or service, leadership, or athletics, giftedness can be found in each person.
Encircled approaches giftedness in this bigger picture— we know you have it, and we are excited to see you live it out! This is why Encircled invites students to “Explore Your Giftedness”. As students enter adulthood, their giftedness can help them map out their future paths. Encircled students pick people for their circle that are interested in their future. This circle comes together to affirm how they have seen the student’s giftedness in action already.
Giftedness is part of how you live every day. Take a minute to think about what things make you gifted, and how you have seen other’s giftedness!
What are some of your gifts?