Two Commandments For Using Your Gifts
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Did you know that you can't do that if you refuse to use your gifts?
God made us all unique and wants you to use your unique role in the body of Christ to glorify Him. So if God made you an amazing singer, sing for Him. If your talent is a little less conventional—maybe you’re good at math or social media marketing—then find a way to use it for the Lord. Use your God-given abilities to reach those who don’t know Him—and give Him the credit for your talents.
God wants us to bless others.
God doesn’t give us anything just for our own benefit. So just like the spiritual gifts listed in The Bible, God wants us to use our talents and skills for the benefit of others.
How can you put that into practice? Maybe there’s a ministry that uses your skill or talent to help others. If you love fixing things, volunteer to repair single moms’ house. Or if you paint, paint some pictures to decorate the homes for Habit for Humanity. If you look in your community, you’re sure to find a need you can meet with the talents God’s given you. And if nothing exists, you can always start your own ministry!
These are just a few quick suggestions. If you want more details providing the use of your gifts you can download my FREE cheat sheet "Is it Really a (Spiritual) Gift". You might be pleasantly surprised to see just how these two commands effect not only our "neighbors" and/or our clients, but also ourselves.