I am now 92 years of age so I think I know enough about this subject to write about it. You need to know which talents and abilities are natural for you, the gifts that God has given you when you were born. If you develop these you won’t end up getting that gold watch for working in a job you have hated all your life.
God has a plan for your life but do you listen or learn about what you are really good at and what you would love doing for the rest of your lives. I at 92 now look back in time and know that God has led me and though I should have done more on developing my gifts I am not sorry, nor would I have done things differently.
I once had a chance to sing popular songs on the radio. I turned that down. Should I be sorry about that? It would possibly have changed my life and I know, my singing. My singing has always been for the Lord. When my first husband died, I had three children and we were living in a resort town. I loved that town and it would have been easy to get a job there. I listened and studied my Bible and finally sent out letters showing my education and previous work I had done. I got a job working at a church which needed someone to aid in education, youth and choir music! What could have been better?
I could go on and tell you many other things I have done just by listening and learning what goes with my talents and abilities, but I think you get the idea. Please know what your talents and abilities are. Spend time in prayer and study your Bible. God will lead you where you will be happy to go. You will be satisfied when you get to be 92, because you will know you have done your best, even though you, like me, will wish you had done more.