Use Your Gifts Well (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 218)
1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
God created us for service. We have a deep desire on the inside to use our skills, talents, abilities, and resources to make a contribution in the world. When we use the gifts God has given us to help other people, God is happy because we are reflecting His good grace through our lives.
God did not give you your talents and skills for your own personal benefit. If that were the case, we would not need to be in community or participate in support groups. Your abilities are for the benefit of other people and their abilities are for the benefit of you. It is interesting that all people don’t have the same gifts because God wants us to use what we have well to serve others.
We can be grateful for people who are skilled in other areas that are different from what we’re skilled in. I’m not good at accounting, but I am thankful for my friend who knows how to set up a solvent business and do taxes. I don’t know how to fix a broken computer or a broken car to save my life, but I can appreciate those to whom such things come easily.
God has given every single person some talent to use. It doesn’t matter if it is one, two, five, or ten. The point is for you to use whatever you have to bless, encourage, and help someone else. Too many believers are looking to be blessed instead of looking for ways to be a blessing. Use what is in your hand to serve others well. This is how God receives glory and blessings flow in two directions
“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”
— Pauline R. Kezer