You Have a Gift!

6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. ~Romans 12:6-8

Do you ever look around at all the talented people around you and think to yourself, “I wonder what my gift is? I wish I had that gift. I wish I had something to offer.” Odds are at some point in your life, you’ve thought like that. Who knows, you may be thinking that right now. I know I’ve been there.

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Whether you know it or not, God has given you a gift. If you haven’t discovered it yet, that’s ok. I didn’t discover I had any gifts until I was 18 years old, I did not discover the value of my gifts until recently, and I feel like I am just starting to develop my gifts.

Over the next few days I hope that you’ll learn that God has given you a gift, that you should never compare your gift to others, that you can discover and develop your gift, and that God is going to use your gift to change the world. Here is an overview:

You Have a Gift -Maybe it’s speaking, getting along with people, leading, listening, cooking, finances, accounting, business, counseling, serving, you name it. If you don’t think you have a gift, ask other people what your gifts are.

If you’ve ever been told you don’t have a gift, you’re worthless, and you have nothing to offer, that is not true! You are a child of God and you can do anything, be anything, and go anywhere God says you can!

If we All Had the Same Gift, Life Would Be Boring – Stop wasting your life wishing you had what other people have. God made you who you are for a reason! He gave you gifts that nobody else has so you can reach people and do things nobody else can do! Your gift is what makes you unique!

Your Gift is what God is Going to use You to Change the World -That is what is so awesome about the church! We’re called to change the world, but the only way we’ll do it is if we all find out what God has called and equipped us to do and then do it!

Do you know what your gifted at?

Do you find yourself comparing your gifts to others gifts often?

Have you ever used your gift to make a difference?


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