AN ENEMY CALLED AVERAGE BY JOHN MASON
GROWTH COMES FROM BUILDING ON TALENTS, GIFTS, AND STRENGTHS NOT
BY SOLVING PROBLEMS
One of the most neglected areas in many lives is the gift that God has placed within them. It is amazing how some people can devote their entire life to a field of endeavor or a profession that has nothing do with their inborn talents. In fact, many people spend their lifetime trying to change how God has made them.
They ignore their God-given abilities while constantly seeking to change their natural makeup. As children of God, we need to recognize our innate fits, talents and strengths and do everything in our power to build on them.
One good thing about God’s gifts and calling is that they are permanent and enduring.
Romans 11:29 says, “The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. The Greek word translated repentance in this verse means irrevocable. God does not take away His gifts and calling in your life.
Even if you’ve never done anything with the, even if you’ve failed time and time again, God’s gifts and calling are still resident within you.
They are there this day, and you can choose to do something with them, beginning right now.
Critics and talents are really God’s deposits in our personal accounts, but we determine the interest on the. The greater the amount of interest and attention we give to the, the greater their value becomes.
God’s gifts are never loans; they are always deposits. As such, they are never used up or depleted. In fact, the more they are used, the greater, stronger, and more valuable they become.
When they are put to good use, they provide information, insight, and revelation that cannot be received in any other way or from any other source.
As Christians we need to make full use of all the gifts and talents that God has bestowed upon us so that we do not abound in one area while becoming bankrupt in another.
There is a saying, “ If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything like a nail.” Don’t make that mistake; use all of the gifts God has given you.
If you choose not to step out and make maximum use of the gifts and talents in your life, you will spend your day on this earth helping others reach their goals.
Most people let others control their destiny.
Don’t allow anyone to take over the driver’s seat in your life. Fulfill your own dreams and determine you own life’s course.
Never underestimate the power of the fits that are within you. Gifts and talents are given to us not only so that we can fulfill to the fullest the call in our won lives, but also so that we can reach the souls who are attached to those gifts.
There are people whose lives are waiting to be affected by what God has placed within you.
So evaluate yourself. Define and refine your fits, talents, and strengths. Choose today to look for opportunities to exercise your unique, God-endowed, God-ordained gifts and calling.
DO MORE …
Do more that exist. Live.
Do more that hear. Listen.
Do more that agree. Cooperate.
Do more that talk. Communicate.
Do more that grow. Bloom.
Do more that spend. Invest.
Do more than think. Create.
Do more than work. Excel.
Do more than share. Give.
Do more than decide. Discern.
Do more than consider. Commit
Do more than forgive. Forget.
Do more than help. Serve.
Do more than coexist. Reconcile.
Do more than sing. Worship.
Do more than think. Plan.
Do more than dream. Do.
Do more than see. Perceive.
Do more than read. Apply.
D more than receive. Reciprocate.
Do more than choose. Focus.
Do more than wish. Believe.
Do more than advice. Help.
Do more than speak. Impart.
Do more than encourage. Inspire
Do more than add. Multiply.
Do more than change. Improve
Do more than ponder. Pray.
Do more than just live. Live for Jesus