Almost a decade ago, I did the study of the book of Ephesians, Pathway to God's Treasure by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose. There were a couple of quotes in that study that really spoke to my heart, in light of my prayers (then and now) that God will help me to always write the books He wants me to write.
Ephesians 4:11-13 takes a look at some of the spiritual gifts God gives, and here are the two quotes that touched my heart:
"God is not like a great Sears & Roebuck catalog in the sky. We don't order what we want. He chooses what gifts to give us — with a no-exchange policy."
"God's gifts aren't toys to play with; they're tools to build with. These 'power tools' must be taken out of God's toolbox, plugged into His Spirit, and put to work in each believer's life and in ministry."
What an awesome reminder! God has called me to do certain things for Him. He has called you to do certain things for Him. He's given the gifts we need to accomplish what He wants us to do. We just have to be willing to put them to use.