Gifted?

Gifted?

The Holy Spirit revives individual talents received at birth as He leads us into our divine purposes. Pain and rejection we experienced caused us to hide certain talents. Some known; some unknown. We become good stewards of the gifts of grace we received as we discover what they are and grow in them. God redeems the time and restores what was hindered.

There are no insignificant gifts. As they are received and celebrated, they are developed and increased in their fruitfulness. What we are stirred to do identifies our talents. Even if at the time, we don’t have an opportunity to carry out our leading, we should take note of it. Even when our talents are uncommon, like a man drawn to cooking, or a woman to working on cars, they should be considered and not ignored. 

In some situations, people might be stuck doing one thing when their heart is to do another. Seeking the Lord for His best and pursuing good stewardship of our talents will give room to new prospects. We are accepted in the Lord, uniquely and wonderfully made.  We are gifts to one another and glorify God in all we do, from glory to glory!

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Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”

 

 

 

More or Less?

More or Less?

Are we better than someone else? More knowledgeable? More anointed? More loved? More holy? The moment we think we are “more” than others, we become less than who God calls us to be. Pride goes before a fall. As the Holy Spirit transforms us into the image of the Lord, we become less, and He becomes more!

The self-righteous attitude says: I’m perfect and you’re not; I’m a true Christian and you’re not; I’m right, and you’re not. It places self on the throne and makes others less for them to be more. To confront others who have that attitude, we must pray for them and let the Lord minister to them as He ministers to us. We walk in forgiveness with others and ourselves.

We evaluate ourselves honestly and prayerfully. It’s Christ in us who is awesome, and we recognize Him in others. We are, above all, to walk in love, strengthen and encourage each other, even when it’s not reciprocated. As members of the Body of Christ, we all need and complement each other, from glory to glory! 

Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”

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