February 3, 2021
We are each a part of God’s family. We each play a role in His Plan. We are each a thread in His Magnificent Tapestry and we have EACH been given UNIQUE GIFTS and TALENTS.
When we accept Jesus as our LORD AND SAVIOR we are also given SPECIAL GIFTS from His HOLY SPIRIT and we are expected to use them.
Some have the ability to be great doctors, musicians, athletes or teachers.
MY sons are amazing at math. I’m definitely not.
I am blessed by the vocals of the famous, Christian artist, Laura Story, but only my shower appreciates MY musical talent.
I loved watching Tom Brady of the Bucks win the National Football Conference but I can barely throw a ball in a straight line.
I have a heart for Missions but others have no interest in serving the poor in a third world country.
We each have been given gifts and talents to use while here on earth and we’ve been given them for a reason.
A great example of this is Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a man who used his talent as a pilot and became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers. I hate to think how many lives would have been lost if he had not used his amazing gift from God.
When you are given a gift, do you just sit and look at it, put it away on a shelf or keep the box in a closet? No. You open it.
If someone would give you a Free new car, would you just let it sit in the driveway and never drive it? I doubt it.
What if YOU were the lucky person who won the mega million jackpot that was 970 million dollars? Would you just keep the winning ticket in a drawer or would you claim your prize? Once you had the money would you burry it in the back yard and never use any of it? I think not.
So it is the same with the gifts and talents from God and His Holy Spirit. They are FREE and we each have been given them for a reason; to use them for the common good of God’s people and to glorify the giver of the gifts.
1 CORINTHIANS 12: 4-11
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
WHAT GIFT or GIFTS HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN?
ARE YOU NURTURING THEM, DEVELOPING THEM, USING THEM?
THE WORLD IS MISSING OUT IF YOUR’E NOT.
THINK ABOUT IT.
GOD GAVE YOU GIFTS AND TALENTS FOR A REASON. I PRAY YOU DISCOVER WHAT THAT IS AND USE YOUR GIFTS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.