A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson

 

     
     

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 benefit you.

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 you.

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 Corinthians 4:2

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?

Adapted from: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/make-the-most-of-your-talents
 


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