God Given Talent

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life.”, but what exactly made you love that thing in the first place? Why do you think that you are pulled in that direction? Most people can’t fully answer these questions. It’s just something that’s in them. Something that has been there for as long as they can remember.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.   -Romans 12:6-8

Think about this: You’re good at something. In fact, you are better at something than any one else you know. For me it’s writing. At every level in school, writing was the subject I excelled at. If a teacher was reading an essay to the class, nine times out of ten it was mine. Now I didn’t really spend any more time in this area than in other subjects, it’s just always something that has come to me naturally. Something I have always enjoyed. Basic mathematical equations make my head spin, but I can spend hours painting my thoughts through the written word.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.   -1 Peter 4:10

You were built for a purpose. Uniquely created for a specific mission. God isn’t up there slapping bumpers on Ford Fiesta’s; he is purposefully crafting souls. He gives each of us our own strengths and attributes that we need to carry out his will. Every single part of you was specifically designed to fulfill his grand design and there is absolutely no other person who can fully achieve what God has planned for you to do.

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