Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Are you using your talent for God?

God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts.  Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you.  Are you called to be a speaker?  Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you.  Are you called to help others?  Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies.  Then God will be given glory in everything through Jesus Christ.  All glory and power belong to him forever and ever.  Amen.   1 Peter 4:10-11

God has blessed us all with a talent.  Some people have the gift of talking, writing or listening.  Some people can sing, dance, play football.  Some are very artsy and creative.  Some people are hard workers and succeed dramatically in the business world.  All of these talents are awesome to have, if we use these talents for God.  Nothing is more pleasing to God than for him to see us living our lives for him and using our gifts to further his Kingdom.

Tim Tebow.  Almost everyone in America is familiar with Tebow and his dedication to the Lord and strong faith in God.  It is so inspiring to not only watch him succeed on and off the football field, but also to see him give all of the glory to God.  Our world needs this today.  Our youth needs this today.  I need this today.  Tebow is a perfect example of using his talents for God.  This is living for God.

I encourage you to discover what your talent is that God has given you.  Every one of us has a special talent.  God gave us this gift to help others.  Are you using your talent to do so or are you more using it to pat yourself on the back to make you look better?  I know it's difficult to use our talents during our times of suffering.  Just know that by doing so, it will make everything else so much better.

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