Daily Delight

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How to Live an Authentic Life: Day 8: Use Your Gifts.

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms," (1 Peter 4:10).

When God formed you in the womb + placed you into the world, He also placed a gift inside of you that would allow you to further play your part in His story. Today, I want to remind you about the importance of putting your talents to use- not for your self-gain, but for God's glory + His glory alone. 

Whatever your gift may be, it must be used toward the mission of the church. There are many gifts in the world, all of which are outlets God has given us in order to bring His name to the dark places in + lost hearts of the world. So, although we may have different gifts, all of them hold the same purpose. 

It is our job to use our gifts in ways that open eyes, transform hearts, + provide the right kind of perspective to those who do not see the world in the way all of God's children should; through His eyes. The world is not our home, ladies. It is our mission. When you use your gift to achieve God's mission for the world, you should feel meaning, purpose, + joy- your fuel + incentive to keep going + keep doing. If your gift is not bringing you these things, then maybe it's not your gift. 

In order to discover your gift, you have to start working. Think about the things you love to do (things that are rooted in love + are done for the Kingdom) + zero in on the place of which that love is rooted. Then experiment. Do things in your church + within your community that will add value to your gift. Other people can certainly share your gift(s), so observe + learn from them, too. If you are being effective + are experiencing joy all while doing so, then you have undoubtedly discovered one of your spiritual gifts. It is in the practice of using our gift that we will best learn how to use it. 

Each of you are daughters of the King Most High, and each of you have an important role; a role only YOU can fill. Use your gifts + let God change the world + fulfill His mission through you. 


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