Friday, October 25, 2013

lots of people, different talents



God loves variety, and He is creative.  This time of the year proves that fact as we see the colors that God used to paint the countryside on the mountains in our region of the world.  Yet God doesn’t save his creative artistry only for the beauty around us.  He shows His creative artistry through the people we come in contact with each day.

Everyone is different in the way they look, personalities and character traits.  Each person has their own talents and gifts, and this variety makes the world sweeter.  It also makes the work God called us to do much easier.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.  Use them well to serve one another.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.  So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.

The many gifts and talents are never meant for personal gain.  They are meant for God’s glory and to serve the people we are around.  It is important that we know the talents God has given us and use them too.

I am not very good with my hands.  In fact I have a skill saw, and through the last few years I’ve taken the saw out a few to be creative.  What I pictured in my mind wasn’t what I made.  But give me a computer or the opportunity to speak or serve, there is much that I can accomplish. 

Knowing the gifts I have makes life sweeter and helps me and the people around me be much more successful.  The verses above talk about making sure to use those in serving others.  They also say that those gifts came directly from God.  And finally we use them to honor God.

It starts with looking inside to what God has given me.  Then it goes outside to use what God has given me to serve others.

Don’t hold back.  God made each of us different.  Use our differences to make this world a better place.

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