Just sent this to a friend – and I realized it may apply to thousands of people who are gifted with unique talents.
“It sucks when you get burned… especially when it happens while doing something you love. It’s really disconcerting and deflating. Sometimes you begin despising the gifts God has given to you – not because of the gifts or because of God, but because of those who are being blessed by your gifts (or, in some cases, selfishly taking advantage of your gifts). I’ve been there, Bro. Don’t let it discourage you though – you have amazing talent… Don’t let that ‘bad bite off the apple’ keep you from what you’re called to do!”