"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully." Romans 12:6-8
One thing I love about people is that we are all different, yet we are all the same. We have personalities and attitudes that vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. We have different gifts and different talents to do all sorts of things. However, we all have something in common: CHOICE. You and I wake up each day and choose. We choose what we will eat for breakfast; we choose what we will wear to work; we choose what or who we will listen to on the way to work, etc. We also choose whether or not we will use our gift(s). We choose whether we will use them sparingly or whether we will use them with all that we've got or whether we will use them at all. God's Word tells us that we have been gifted by God. We have been given the ability to do something. Some people have been given multiple gifts. But God does not force us to use the gifts He has given. He does not force us to go all the way or part of the way or go at all. That is up to us. He has given us the CHOICE. I pray today that you and I will choose to use the gifts God has given us. I pray that we will use our gifts with all that we've got. Many times we pray for God to bless us, and I don't think that is wrong. I actually pray for God to bless me, too. But do we ever pray for God to use us as a blessing? We can be a blessing today to the people around us! We can be a blessing today to God! We can choose to use our gifts for others today and for His glory! I plan on using my gift(s) today. Will you use your gift(s)???