When Steve Harvey talks, people listen. Most of us know Steve Harvey as the host of "Family Feud," and as an inspirational speaker.
After Harvey finished taping a "Family Feud" episode, he spent a few minutes talking to the audience about one thing people need to do to be successful or be happy with their life. In the video, you can tell how passionate he was about this topic.
Within those six minutes, Harvey explained how God gave each of us different gifts and unique talents. Some people can write, paint, style hair, cook, play sports, or just have the capability to be compassionate towards other people.
"When you see people in life; when you're standing on the cliff of life, and you see people soaring by. You see people soaring, going to exotic places, you hear about them doing wonderful things. Maybe you look up the street and your neighbor just gets a new car every year, every two years? You go, 'How is he doing that?'"
A lot of us ask that question. Or ask, "What does he do for a living to get a new car every year?" Harvey's response is amazing.
"Have you ever thought, 'Maybe this person right here has identified their gift and is living in their gift?'" he said.
While going to college and getting a degree is a great step, you have to do more than just get a job to truly be happy. Going through the motions with your degree will only take you so far. Take that jump. Use your gifts to be happy.
"You're gonna get an education, that's nice, but if you don't use your gift, that education's only gonna take you so far," said Harvey. "I know a lot of people [who] got degrees, man, that ain't even using them. It's your gift. But the only way for you to soar is you got to jump. You got to take that gift that's packed away on your back; you got to jump off that cliff and pull that cord. That gift opens up and provides the soar. If you don't ever use it, you're gonna just go to work. And if you're getting up going to work on a job every day that you hate going to, that ain't living, man. You're just existing. At one point and time, you outta see what living's like."
Harvey goes on to explain that this attempt to soar, you'll likely fall. Get banged up with some bruises? Yes, but keep jumping. You'll soon soar.
"When you first jump, your parachute will not open right away. I'm sorry, I wish I could tell you it did, but it don't," he said. "You're gonna hit them rocks. You gonna get some skin tore off on them cliffs, you're gonna get all your clothes tore off, you're gonna get some cuts on you, you're going to be bleeding pretty bad. But eventually, the parachute has to open."
"That is a promise of God. That ain't a theory, that's a promise."
Harvey continues, "You cannot name one single thing God has not gotten you through. Name it." As he waits and looks at his audience, the crowd begins to clap and holler in agreement.
Watch the rest of his segment below, you won't be disappointed. Share this with your friends and family who need just a little bit of inspiration.
Will you jump and believe that God will hold you up?