God has an incredible plan for your life. He has equipped you with unique talents and gifts. As Christians we must use these gifts and talents according to God’s desire.
Many Christians have the mindset that their talents exist to earn a lot of money and be successful. While there’s nothing wrong with success and having nice things, that’s not the reason God blessed you with specific talents. God wants you to use your talents to bless others and build His kingdom. And on the flip side, God blessed other people with talents that can bless you.
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11.
How are you using your talents?
You may be thinking I haven’t found my talent yet. Like all things in your walk with God, start with prayer. Ask Him to see yourself through His eyes. Most of the time we don’t initially see our God-given talent because we feel there’s nothing special about us. That’s why it’s so important to see yourself through God’s eyes. He sees the amazing things inside you because He knows what He blessed you with.
When realizing your talent, pay attention to what is already inside you. Since I was a child, I always enjoyed writing and sought to seek a career in it. I was able to obtain that goal. I’ve written for numerous publications for nearly 20 years –magazines, online, newspapers, companies – writing has always been a major part of my life from childhood to adulthood.
However, prior to launching this blog less than a year ago, I never viewed my writing talent through God’s eyes.
Throughout my career, I desired admiration and compliments. Yes, I enjoyed telling people’s stories – but positive reviews/results were what drove me. Through God’s vision, I’m now writing to please Him rather than myself and others.
When I went through a difficult time dealing with fear and anxiety, reading about other people’s experiences and how the Lord brought them through similar situations was paramount for me. Those people will never know the impact they had in my life. But God knows. Reading their stories also helped me to grow in the Word. I believe God is using this blog as an extension of GLC to bring people to Him.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.” – Matthew 25:14-30.
Look closely at the above verse. Notice He did not give the same talent to each person. While we have not all been created with the same abilities, we all have the same opportunity to do God’s work. Whether big or small, your talents can be used for His purpose. It’s up to all of us to bring glory to God and share His message.