Monday, January 13, 2014

Use Your Gifts


     Okay so not all of us are musically gifted, including myself.  My friend, Kelly, teaches violin but I will stick with my straw.  I can do okay on my hammer dulcimer but I don't consider it a talent but more of a determined effort.
     1 Corinthians 12;4-6  ''There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.''
    We all have something to offer.  There are many ways to use your gift in an area of service that differs from others, but is as equally important.  I think my voice of encouragement is much more useful here on my blog than it would be in the church choir.  ''We need to recognize that lack of confidence does not equal humility. In fact, genuinely humble people have enormous confidence because it rests in a great God.''
    To think you have nothing worthwhile to give is a self-centered thought.  No effort spent on others is ever a waste, even if they don't appreciate it like you'd want them to.  Give of yourself and you will be rewarded with more than you gave.