As Christians, we are called to be grateful for the many gifts that God has given us. These gifts are not just material possessions or physical abilities but also our talents, skills, resources, and opportunities. They are all divine provisions we can use to fulfill our purpose on earth.
When we take the time to appreciate our gifts, we can see them in a new light. We can see that they are not just ours to keep but also blessings that we can share with others. We can use our gifts to uplift others, to make a difference in their lives, and to bring glory to God.
Here are some specific examples of how we can use our gifts to serve others:
- If we have a talent for music, we can use it to lead worship or to perform for others.
- If we have a gift for teaching, we can volunteer at a local school or tutor a child in need.
- If we have a knack for business, we can start a company that provides jobs and opportunities to others.
We may have a natural inclination for something, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be the best at it overnight. Developing our gifts and talents to their full potential takes time, practice, and dedication.
We shouldn’t expect to be the best at something just because we want to.
If we want to be great at something, we must be willing to put in the hard work. We must be willing to fail, learn from our mistakes, and keep practicing.
No other job can offer the same level of satisfaction and fulfillment as using our gifts to build God’s kingdom. When we use our gifts to serve others, we are not just doing a job, we are making a difference in the world. We bring hope to the hopeless, love to the loveless, and joy to the brokenhearted.
1. Commit 1 Peter 4:10 to memory.