If talents or gifts were all it takes to succeed in life, there will be no failures in life because everybody has some measure of gift.
The reality of life attests to this. There are many people who started out with silver spoons but ended up with no spoon and nothing at all. There are great sportsmen who shine the brightest as youths only to fizzle out in a few years. There are many brilliant and promising kids at school but who eventually either drop out of school or end up very disappointingly in life.
In truth did the Bible say, “…the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…” (Eccl 9:11).
Success in life requires more than just a gift or talent. It requires the grace of God and a whole lot of other mix or ingredients.
Note that, when there was famine or economic meltdown in the days of Isaac (Genesis 26), what essentially made him to excel was not his family lineage or sweet name. Rather, it was the grace and the presence of God with him.
Success is essentially a grace, for what we call failure is nothing but the absence of God. But for you to enjoy grace, you have to be prepared, because God will not give you that which you are not qualified for.
See “The David in You… Making Your Gifts & potentials Work For You” by Ben E. Efe for more tips.