June 12, 2018

You Are Gifted

Each one of us is gifted by God. We all have talents and abilities that God has placed in us. From one person to another they are going to look different. It always amazes me to hear one person say how they love to work with teenagers in their church group and someone else say they could never work with teenagers but love teaching the little ones in preschool. And someone else chimes in and 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.

In a women’s Bible study small group I heard a lady sadly declare that she didn’t think she had much talent and then when we pursued the subject, she admitted that she loved coming up with the idea for the centerpiece for the women’s ministry events and other church wide functions. We all started recalling the different centerpieces we had seen and assured her that she indeed had a gift and a talent and we helped her to see herself as an artist. She had not looked at herself that way. But her face brightened when she realized she had something special to offer.

Some people are good at crunching numbers while others are good at nursing or photography, or teaching, leading, cooking, counseling, and all types of different skills. All are God-given and the wide range of diversity is reflected as soon as you talk to a group of people and find out what they see as their talents and interests.

God our Creator 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.

There is an important truth we need to remember: We are each individually gifted because we are wonderfully made by God.
 
Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.