USING OUR TALENTS
Years ago a Jewish immigrant from Russia gave his son a violin for his eighth birthday. After months of lessons and hours of practice, he became a very accomplished violinist.
Years later while performing at a concert, he paused and shared a funny story about an experience the day he was given his violin. The audience laughed heartily and applauded loudly. He was so delighted and encouraged by their response that he decided to end his career as a violinist and become a comedian. The violinist, who became a comedian, was the beloved Jack Benny. As a result of his decision, he brought humor and happiness, healing and hope to countless thousands with the special gift that God gave him.
God has something very unique for each of us to do. And, he wants to do through us what He will not and cannot do through anyone else. Each of us has a special place in God’s heart and a different role for us to play in His world. Scripture plainly says, “To every man his work.”
We often struggle and strain to discover what God has for us to do. But, if we are open to the nudging of His Spirit, take advantage of the opportunities that come our way, and use and develop the gifts He has given us, He will present many opportunities for us to serve Him, bless others, and complete the plan He has for our life.
Prayer: Lord, we ask that You guard us and guide us as we use Your gifts to honor You and serve others. Help us to find and follow the path You have planned for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8