Day 300 –
Each one of us has been gifted in some way, with different gifts, by One God, for One Goal.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.”
Over and over again I hear from adults, students, children, and all the in-between, ‘I’m not gifted at all.’
Well, if you are living and breathing and have a heart beat that pushes blood through your body, you were created by God, and He looked at you in the womb and said, ‘You are special, you were made for this time and this purpose. I have gifted you.’
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Even the baby I lost in the womb was gifted. Even Hayden, my youngest son, in his short life on this earth, had a purpose and was gifted for such a time as he had.
God doesn’t create something without making it useful. I hate to say this, but even the roach, in all of its disgusting attire, was gifted with a purpose. Yet, in saying all this, it is possible to not see the manifestation of your gifting if you aren’t connecting daily and deeply with the One who has provided you with the gift.
The Lord doesn’t just Gift us, but He also empowers the Gifting within us.
He made each Gift come to life in His death and resurrection through the Holy Spirit.
Because of this you may even be surprised by what your gifting actually is once you realize it. I’ve never once doubted that God gifted me, but I didn’t actually realize the gift until I grew in my relationship with Him.
I may not be gifted in the ways I had hoped….singing, acting, or as a doctor, but oh how His Ways are so far beyond our ways and comprehension. He surprised me with the gift of the Written Word, to encourage and enlighten others to His Ways and His Son, drawing the lost and weary back to Him.
Now it’s your turn, Go and look for your gifting; Go look for Him! When you seek Him and find Him, you will see your gifting come ALIVE!!!