“Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! ”
(1 Corinthians 12:7 MSG)
This is the season of gift giving and I love it. We celebrate what God has given us by giving gifts to each other. However, there is something more important than giving new things to the people in your life and it is the opportunity to walk in the gift God has made you to be.
By using the gifts God has given you, the talents of your hands, the strengths of your personality, the driving passion of your heart, God uses you to reveal Himself to others.
Everyone has unique God given gifts and everyone benefits from them. Like a great orchestra filled with a hundred different instruments but all following the same conductor and creating the art of music that transcends the realm of earth and brings us closer to heaven. The orchestra is amazing because each individual has grown in, practiced relentlessly and played their own instrument until it is an extension of themselves.
It is not a prideful thing to use your gifts for the glory of God, it is a needed thing.
The world needs people who are connected to God, using their gifts so that God is revealed and those people can get connected to God. When people are connected to God they pass from death to life, from darkness to light and begin to develop their God given gifts so that others can get connected to God and… you get the picture.
You hide our gifts thinking they are not good enough. You do not grow in them because you think you are not good enough. But this isn’t about you, it is about God blessing others through you.
What are your gifts (what the world sometimes called talents)?
How are you going to use it today?
Have you grown in it, practiced it relentlessly and walked in it until it is an extension of who you are to the glory of God?
If not, begin doing it today.
If you have done it before and stopped, begin again today.