Wednesday 3 October 2012

The Celebrity Talent Factor

Someone once said something clever about being famous and a celebrity. I can't remember who it was ... perhaps it was me. Or maybe it was someone else ...

Anyway, as I was about to say before I interrupted my train of thoughts ...

Funny things trains ... they're always late I find. Why is that? I read the other day that the train people will rectify their lateness by replacing timetables with calendars. That way they'll be more accurate.

"The train on platform 3 will arrive in London tomorrow!" Now that's more accurate I think.

The other day they said on the loud speaker at the station that the train was late due to shortage of staff. Why can't they recruit taller people?

Now then ... where was I? Oh yes ... someone once said "I could have been very famous if I had a voice like Sinatra's!"

A lot of truth in that. If I could sing like Sinatra or some other great singer I could be famous too.

Or if I could run fast as an Olympic athlete, or play football well, or if I were a great writer, or musician, or an actor, or whatever else passes as worthy of adulation these days, I too could be a famous celebrity recognised and welcome everywhere.

And that's the problem in this modern world of ours. Everyone wants to be famous and a celebrity instantly. Without any hard work, or patience ... instant fame is the name of the game.

Talking of instant ... I read the other day that the scientist who invented an instant laxative has been fired from his job. But I digress.

Whenever you turn on the TV you see youngsters, and not so young people, all hoping to win a talent show and become famous celebrities. Some can't sing, dance, or do anything else to save their lives ... but they all want to be famous.

Does anyone ever stop and think, I wonder, where all the talent comes from?

If someone can sing, dance, play a musical instrument, be great at athletics, play sports well, or be a great businessman, doctor, lawyer, or whatever else ... have they ever wondered where all this talent comes from?

Did they do the slightest thing all by themselves to achieve such greatness?

Didn't God give them all the talents and the ability to do whatever they are good at?

A great voice perhaps. Or the ability to dance, or be good at sports, business, medicine or whatever?

Didn't God give them the brains to be able to study, concentrate, and work wonders in medicine, science or whatever else people are good at? Didn't God give them the good health and good fortune to become in life what they have become today?

Yet ... when you watch famous celebrities on TV ... or aspiring celebrities ... have you notice how many of them are full of themselves and proud of what they have achieved; rather than acknowledging where their talents and abilities come from and thank God for their good fortune.

God gave us all talents to use in order to glorify Him. And it is right that we use our talents to their full extent.

As Jesus said: "No one lights a lamp and hides it under a bowl or puts it under a bed. ... " (Luke 8:16). 

It should be made to shine to honour and glorify God.

Although, personally, I would never put a lamp under a bed as it might start a fire throughout the house. Where's the talent in that?

But I digress once again.

So ... as I was saying ... let's not be shy about our God-given talents; but let's use them wisely for God.

Even if your talent is ... (like mine) ... writing Blogs that nobody reads.

At least Jesus is reading them and chuckling to Himself.

God bless.


  1. Oh, Victor, you are entertaining and a joy to read! And the rare videos you post are uplifting as well. :)

  2. Thank you so much Blue Henn for your kind words. Much appreciated.

    There are more videos to see if you click the button on the top right.

    God bless you.

  3. Hi Victor,
    I enjoy it when you "digress" - it makes me laugh! Good point about talents too!

    Did you just call me a nobody? Lol!

    1. I would not dare call you a nobody Mary.

      You're a valued friend who has helped me often. Thank you.

      God bless you and your family.

  4. Sometimes, I go around in circles, wondering if some achievement is worthy enough to have from God, Victor. Wouldn't it be awful to publically thank God for His gift of a talent only to have everyone say 'what talent?!'

    But, then, I guess everything we have comes from God, even if we haven't reached perfection, yet. Lots to ponder, Victor!

    God bless:-)

    1. Even the slightest smallest talent which we think we have is a gift from God, Vicky. Even if others do not see it as a talent. They are not looking closely enough.

      As you know, you're very talented in drawing, cartooning, painting, photography, quilt-making, music ... to name but a few mentioned on your Blog. Which, by the way, I encourage my readers to visit. So if anyone says to you "what talent?" I'd suggest they need new spectacles. Or perhaps a new brain.

      God bless.

  5. I just read your comment over at Vicky's blog - sneezing ants struck me as funny!

    I was kidding about the nobody comment :) Couldn't resist needling you a bit!

    I hope you are feeling well, Victor. I'm praying for you.

    1. Thank you Mary for your much needed prayers and for being such a good and loyal friend.

      I knew you were joking about being a nobody.

      God bless you always Mary. You and your family are in my prayers.

  6. Yes, all our talents come from God - that is for sure.
    I was thinking about quitting writing my Christian blog but decided to look at the stats first. I found out half my readers are from Russia! I was shocked and happy too. I don't feel I have much new to say, but perhaps those people in Russia have no Bible or something. Anyway, I decided to keep writing for them.

    1. Please continue with your Blog Belle. It is a beacon of witness for God. Sometimes those people who visit our Blogs may well not have heard of Jesus before.

      Thank you for visiting me and commenting. I hope you return soon.

      God bless you.

  7. I liked the idea of Jesus reading our blogs. That's actually true because those who come to us are looking to be fed and we are giving them spiritual food. "What you do to the least of these..."

    1. Our blogs can serve a good purpose in witnessing for Our Lord, Barb. We never know who is reading them.

      God bless.

  8. Your blog is such a blessing, and you do have such a gift for writing and story telling. Keep glorifying God with the talents he has given you!

  9. Thank you Sarah. You're very kind.

    May God bless you and yours always.



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