June 29, 2021

What is your gift

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: Romans 12:6

You have gifts.  We all do!  Talents and abilities that we use in life, hopefully for God’s glory and His kingdom’s progress here in the world.  We talked about gifting’s in chapter 11 of Romans and how God gives gifts to us that never go away.  Even if you don’t use them, they are still buried somewhere inside of you.

Today’s reading is about using our gifts in proportion to our faith.   What does that even mean?  Well, your gifts will never pass up where you are spiritually.  If your relationship with God is in its infancy, your gift will only be developed at that level.  As you grow in your relationship and walk closer to Him through the Holy Spirit each day, your gifts will become more developed and more utilized.  More opportunities will come for you to use them and you will operate in those abilities more comfortably.  You will have a knowing that this is what you were born to do and it will make life worth living.

A good scriptural example of this is the life of Joseph, Jacob’s son.   As a young man, he had been gifted with dreams and interpretations, but he didn’t know what to do with it.  He ended up in a place he did not want to be.  As he was faithful in his service and kept his heart toward God, his gifting began to grow and develop until it was the very thing that opened the door for him to step into his purpose for living.  He saved his family and his nation.

That’s all fine and good, but how does that apply to us today?  As we begin to humble ourselves and come together with other members of the body of believers, each of us grow and develop in our gifts and calling.  As we serve one another and grow, doors and opportunities will open up for us to step into the purpose we have been given life.

Today I want to encourage you to discover your gifts.  If you already know what they are, begin to use them to bless and serve others.  This is the true reason we have been gifted, to work with others to grow God’s kingdom, not for personal gain.  As you serve faithfully, like Joseph did, opportunities will come your way that will put you right in the place you were created to be.  If you do not know what your gifts are, begin to pray about them.  Be faithful to serve where you are.  Even in your secular job, be helpful and go the extra mile to grow in your faithfulness.  Your gift will begin to show up in what you excel in.  Always be on the look out for who you can bless and who you can serve and you will soon find you are on the road to all you were created to be.

Today’s scripture reading: Romans 12:3-8

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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