The year was 1932. A young man was auditioning before a Hollywood talent scout for a screen test. After the audition, the talent scout wrote this evaluation: "Can't act. Can't sing. Can dance a little."
The young man doing the audition was Fred Astaire who, in retrospect, is considered to be one of the top singers, dancers, and actors of all time. Lead in dozens of movies, Fred Astaire danced and sang his way into national fame. And no one even remembers the name of the talent scout!
What the world would have missed if Fred Astaire had believed his critics! And what the world will miss if we believe our critics instead of using our gifts for the service of the kingdom.