I Wanna Be, I Wanna Be Like Mike…

Posted by Jaydubbs On December - 9 - 2009

Remember that little jingle back in the early 90’s? Gatorade had kids and adults alike singing that simple tune in every conversation and basketball dreamers attempting dunks from the free throw line whenever they could. The ad campaign was a phenomenal success.michael20jordan20dunk1

And it was all centered around “being” someone else.

As harmless as the advertising was, nearly 20 years later I find myself sometimes pondering what it would be like to “be” someone else. No, not completely, I love my life. Just to have certain skills or attributes that others have. There’s times where I wish I could be some bomb-diggity graphic designer. Or a better guitarist or photographer. Or that I could just sit down and hammer out 5 new songs every time I attempted to write.

The fact is sometimes, my mind just feels like it’s ten steps ahead of my actual abilities. I can see, hear, and feel how I want something to be…a lot of the times I just can’t “do it”. (Wow. Two different Michael ad campaigns in one post?)

The tension that I’m leading up to here is that in those times, when I feel inadequate in my skills, I have to remember that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Created in the image of the Creator. With nothing lacking. And I’m in the camp that believes that He does not make mistakes. So I just try and be bold and purposeful with the amazing skills that He has given me…and simply try in small steps to grow and learn from others in the ones that I’m not that good at.

If I get there, great. If not, I just gotta pay some people to do it instead. :)

What are some areas/skills/attributes that you find yourself at times wishing you had or were better at? Are you pressing towards them or are you realizing that it’s simply not YOU?

Tell us on the jump…

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  1. Rachel Allen says:

    There are so many talents that I wish I had and feel like I could express myself so well through some other method but if I'm totally honest, when I dive in and embrace what God has given me, that's when I feel the most expressive and full. That being said, I would still love to be able to draw and/or paint, especially when Jackson asks me to draw him a horse and it looks more like a rabbit. I would also LOVE to be able to play the piano. I didn't really have the opportunity to learn when I was younger and it's one of those things that hard to dive into as an adult. Maybe someday I'll just get over that and take lessons. But at the same time, I get so much joy out of experiencing other peoples talents: looking at amazing art, listening to a skilled pianist, looking at great photography from Session9….Even though these are things I wish I was a pro at, I'm so inspired by taking in the talents of others. So like you said, no mistakes!

    • jwills27 says:

      Great thoughts Rach. You hit on the head when you said you feel fulfilled and at your most expressive when we are doing what we've been created to do! Awesome.

      Haha, and thanks for the kind words for Session Nine. It's odd, but today I was feeling very discouraged about that particular area (hence the post) and I've already had 2 people including yourself affirm that we are doing something ok there.

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      • Obasi says:

        Rusks?? Scones??? do the words RUGY WORLD CUP and DEFENDING CHAMPIONS mean NOTHING?? That’s right, we beat the Aussies on their home turf last year but were unable to riaten the title against the Springbok in Paris at the weekend.Lewis Hamilton stuffed up at the F1 in Brasil so another sporting weekend down the pan for England.Could you sleep in quiet? No kids up at silly o’clock? I woke up anyway when I went ot my Dad’s wedding – I’m so used to it, I did it automatically!! still, it was nice to roll over and mutter “bloody Hell!” to myself without beeing lept on by an 8 yearold.

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