Each one of us is gifted by God.
We all have talent that God has placed in us. From one individual to another it will look different. It always amazes me to hear one person express how they love to work with teenagers in their church group, and someone else will say they could never work with teenagers but love teaching the little ones in preschool. Then, someone else admits they don’t work well with either age group, but they enjoy helping to plan a ministry event and making sure all those details come together.
I once heard a lady sadly declare that she didn’t think she had much talent, but when we pursued the subject, she admitted that she loved coming up with the ideas for the centerpieces for various women’s ministry events and other church wide functions. Together, we recalled the different centerpieces we had seen and assured her that she, indeed, did have a gift, and we helped her to see herself as an artist.
She had not ever seen herself that way before, but her face brightened when she realized that she had something special to offer.
Some of us are good at crunching numbers while others are good at nursing or photography, teaching, leading, cooking, counseling…and the list of varied skills goes on. All are God-given, and the wide range of diversity is reflected as soon as you talk to a group of people and discover their talents and interests.
God made us unique, and the gifts He gives us are part of His design to bring our lives purpose and satisfaction.
They are also the evidence that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
God-sized Dreams is a place where we can help each other develop and grow our gifts. Our stories and encouragement provide ongoing support through the ups and downs, the open and the closed doors, the stumbles and the successes.
But the most important truth we need to remember is this:
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)
I am a writer. In fact, I am one of the new additions to the team this year. I want to encourage others to see themselves as God sees them and to walk by faith as they live out a daily relationship with the Lord. I will admit, my writing journey has looked like the sentence above…open and closed doors, stumbles and successes.
How about you?
Are you like the lady who didn’t think she had much to offer, yet she did; or, are you living out your God-sized dream in real time?
Are you just getting started or are you stuck trying to get started?
Are you weary from the journey or celebrating a joyous victory?
Whatever your answer, I hope you believe you are gifted because you do have much to offer!
Shared by: Kathy Cheek