Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Using Your Gifts For God

What are you good at doing? What gives you ultimate pleasure? What is that thing you can do without being paid for it? What is that thing that gives you an edge over people? 
We have been given individual gifts from God, and whether we are conscious of them yet or not, they are in there somewhere. It may be poetry, helping, singing, cooking, giving, speaking, listening, dancing, and so on. Whatever we do for God brings tremendous pleasure and glory to His name. There is an inner discomfort we get from doing things that focuses the glory on ourselves. After running around in circles, and meeting closed doors here and there, we finally settle on doing God's will. Why do we feel like we can control our lives, and we know what's even best for us? Why do we think we can tell the Creator just how to use what He created?

Our gifts were given to us to serve and help others come to the knowledge of God. Someone's destiny is connected to your gift and talent. You cannot be selfish in how you choose to live your life, because lives are connected to yours. Someone may come to know Christ through your unique gift. Think about the bigger picture always. On judgement day, how you use your gifts or the lack of usage will be assessed by God. We will ALL give account.

Don't be trapped in living for "tomorrows" and procrastinating when you will indeed start using your gifts for Him because tomorrows never end until time is up. You know that thing God placed in you for His kingdom, and you've been ignoring and suppressing it, or even using it for self benefits and giving glory to the devil; It's time to use it properly and as instructed. If used for other things, they will only last so long before they start destructing you and yours. As they say, when a thing is not used properly abuse is inevitable. 

1 Peter 4:10 "As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the [a]extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor]."

Don't abuse the gifts God gave you. Don't let Him for a second regret giving them to you in the first place. So what if it's not popular? God made you for HIS pleasure, so get out of your feelings and start living a life that releases sweet-smelling aromas to Him. The time is NOW! GOOO!

Lord, I apologise for everyday I lived to please myself and refused to give you glory. I acknowledge that you are God over my life. Today, I commit to living a life that brings You ALL the glory. I may fall, but please be patient with me. I'm ready to be used.

I love you. Mean it!
Favor O.