So recently I’ve been reading a fantastic book that challenges your thinking about living a weird life for Christ in a normal world 🙂
I’ve been learning a lot! A lot about what I prioritise in my life, what areas I really need to bring before God and shake up because they’re lagging and how to live a more ‘unusual’ life that reflects the way God would want me to live. A life that stands out from the normal world.
One part of the book focused on our gifts, which I often struggle to grasp. I often feel that my gifts and talents are not as good as others – like, I can’t sing. Nope. Don’t ask me to unless you fancy your ears bleeding! I don’t play an instrument any better than a cat can bake a cake. My public speaking leaves much to be desired and my artistic skills resemble something not of this world!
But then I saw this verse in 1 Peter 4:10….”each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
And I couldn’t help but smile! God knew exactly what I needed to hear and at the right time. It says whatever gift…the verse is not purely directed at those people who can tap dance their way through a singing solo while whipping up a batch of red velvet brownies for all the people they teach in their painting and drama classes!! ^_^
It was as much for me as it was for them. I do have gifts that are worth sharing and serving others with, they just might not be the on-stage gifts.
And I am constantly in awe of those tap dancing bakers! Don’t get me wrong, what brilliant talents they have to serve God’s people.
But that’s not me.
Discerning what my gifts are is the first step in putting them into action and bringing glory to the Gift Giver!
What better way to say
for the free gift from God than to put it into practice and shine the glory back on Him?!
Get on it!!