I have a heart for children. I love to encourage. I have a new-found passion for writing. These are the first 3 things that come to mind. So what do I do with them?
Well, I guess I need to love on kids, encourage others and write a lot. Sounds simple doesn’t it? I guess it is, but we complicate things. Ok, I speak for myself….I am really good at complicating things.
Each and every person has a gift, or talent, or skill, or passion, or conviction to share with the world. God designed it that way. We are created to be in relationship and to help each other grow.
Sometimes, it takes a while to discover our “calling.” Sometimes, the “calling” comes on us suddenly….like mine did about writing, as I was driving down the freeway.
Other times, our talent can be right in front of us, hiding amidst the craziness of life. It could be something small like making a craft for someone, or offering a smile. Maybe fixing a car or helping the elderly with yard work….everyday stuff that can make an eternal difference.
So often, we find ourselves waiting for the defining moments, don’t we? The big opportunities. The major breakthroughs. The chance to shine.
God’s not interested in the big stuff only. He’s interested in our response to His calling, no matter how “menial” it may be. May we have enough courage to follow the whisper that is in our hearts to go, to be of use, to make an impact…..for Jesus, not ourselves.
There’s a quote on my fridge that says; “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope I would not have any talent left and I could say, “I used everything you gave me.” I hope to be able to say this someday.
What gifts and talents do you have? How can God use you as His hands and feet?