“As every man hath
received the gift, even so minister the same one to
another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
(1 Peter 4:10)
God has given every believer unique abilities, talents,
and gifts. The abilities, talents, and gifts are the
thing God has given you that makes you who you are and
sets you apart from other follows of Christ.
If you think your talents are simply for you to make a
lot of money, retire, and die, you’ve missed the point
of your life. God gave you talents to benefit others,
not yourself. And God gave other people talents that
We’re all a part of the body of Christ, and each part
matters. There are no insignificant people in the family
of God. You are shaped to serve God, and he is testing
you to see how you are going to use the talents he gave
Whether you are a musician or an accountant, a teacher
or a cook, God gave you those abilities to serve others.
The Apostle Peter understood this truth and he desires
that those who read his letter will also.
You are a manager of the gifts God has given to you.
They may be great or small in your eyes, but they matter
to God. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Moreover it is required
in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1
Are you using what God has given you for the benefit of
others to make the world a better place? Or are you just
using those talents to benefit yourself?