Monday, Jun 25, 2018


by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines 
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

“Matters of the Heart” is a weekly blog that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart, the issues we all face but sometimes don’t want to talk about. The heart is the programming center of our lives. What is programmed into our heart will affect every area of our lives. Learn how to examine your heart and how to program your heart for success.

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I like to quip that I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth: I was born with a pen in my hand.

But I didn’t discover that pen until I was 30 years old. Once I discovered it, I moved fully into my calling, which is to write stories for King Jesus.

What about you? What gift were you born with? Do you know what it is?

God has created each of us with a purpose. Our talent is a sign of that purpose. God gives us a talent (or more than one) to lead us in the direction of His purpose. As we discover that talent and use it for His glory, God’s purpose is fulfilled not only in each of our lives but also in the earth.

Here are some ways to discover your talent:

1–What ability comes fairly easily to you?

2–What activity gives you great joy in the doing of it?

3–What activity elicits feedback that what you are doing is a blessing to others?

Unfortunately, many people never fulfill their purpose. Don’t be one of them.

Next to losing one’s soul, the worst tragedy in life is to die without singing your song.

My Prayer for You Today: “May you discover your song and sing it with great joy, for God’s glory and for the building of His Kingdom!”

Now, it’s YOUR turn: Are you singing the song God gave you to sing? If not, why not? Please leave your valued comment in the box below.  If you need help to discover your song, contact me at I am a Certified Life Coach and have been helping people discover and sing their song for almost 20 years. I would be happy to help you as well. :). For more information, click here.


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  1. This is a great examination of conscience, MaryAnn; sadly, I have to admit that I have neglected to “Sing my Song.” I am a writer, and I love to write, but I never do any longer; I have succumbed to being idle in my talents; in addition, I am a great listener and counselor, and I did several stints at this, but I let others convince me not to give up teaching at the college; consequently, I have always felt less fulfilled. Teaching was a wonderful experience, until policies and administrations began to take a different route.

    • Thank you for your transparency, dear Skye. It is never too late to sing your song! The fact that you are here on this earth means that God is not finished with you yet. Start writing today! Even if it is just a sentence. Then continue to write a little each day.

      Also, remember Romans 8:38: “All things work together for good for those who love the Lord.” You certainly love the Lord! Who is to say that all the years you spent in teaching ministry were not part of God’s plan for you? He will work that experience into your writing.

      Most of all, do not be discouraged. God has His hand on you. I know that you seek Him above all else. He will be faithful to help you fulfill Your destiny in Him.

      Many blessings!


  2. I agree. I have a poem in my book, Oasis for My Sou,l with the same sentiments entitled Die Empty. We have to leave it all on the field for Christ and give God a return on His investment.