13 Mar

Do you believe you are gifted? Years ago that was a cool and prestigious thing to have your child labeled as gifted by their teachers/ counselors and whoever else made such a determination. It usually meant they were identified as capable of handling advanced work, extra activities and new opportunities. The truth is that everyone is gifted–yes everyone!

God says so.

Matthew 7:11
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Romans 12:6
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…

See! You are gifted and so am I. God made us who we are despite how he may have made others. Some are artistic and expressive. Some are organized and systematic. Some are good with numbers while others are good with words. Some are builders and creators and others are good at sharing and caring.

Do you see yourself yet?

Some can sew, some can speak, some will lead with power and some will lead tenderly. Some cook and some clean while others bake and some repair.

No one is left without a gift.

Do you see yourself yet?

I hope so, because it is God’s will for us to use our bestowed gifts–not to please ourselves but rather to show God a message of thanks for the gifts chosen for us.

Love your gift! (or gifts)

Use them for good!

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