Your Gift Opens a Door for Someone Else

1 Corinthians 1:7-9

Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.
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Sometimes we feel as if we have no purpose in life.  We can’t decide when we leave high school what we want to be for the rest of our lives.  There are times when we are just content to work our 9 to 5 jobs and just live day by day without anything changing.  Do you know that each of us has a gift?  We have all been given a special way in which to reach others and change lives?
Once we begin our lives as Christians we take up the cross of Jesus and begin to bear witness of the Gospel and its’ message.  We have been commissioned to share the Good News with everyone we meet and to love one another.  How come we find this so hard to do?  Because some of us have not opened our very own gift.  God loves us to such a degree that He gives us good gifts in which we can use to show others the light of Christ.  Remember we are the light in the darkness of this world.
This week we will dig into the gift and how we use and abuse it.  For me my gift is writing.  I have loved to write since I was in kindergarten and wrote my first poem.  I love stringing words together and now that I am older I am challenged with helping others see Christ through my writing.  I have two books written with a third on the way.  I blog as often as possible, yet I feel that sometimes it does not matter.  Am I doing enough?
The answer from God is yes. My gift is writing, not starting churches or traveling at this point.  The gift God has given to me is writing and He knows I love it.  I am not saying that someday my writing won’t lead me to start a church with my husband or travel the world but for now I need to open my gift and begin to use it.
So, what is your gift?  Have you even opened the box yet?  We are never to young or to old to receive from God.  I guarantee that God will move on His own timing but we have to be willing to at least open the gift.  We have to be willing to take the steps to develop our gift.  We need to come to the understanding that lives can be saved and we have been given a gift in which to do so.  So I challenge you to open your gift and begin to explore the possibilities God has set right before you!
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