You have talents
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15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away
What are you really good at? Singing? Organizing? Maybe you can talk to strangers you’ve never met before, or you can write articles easily? Maybe you just like to visit people in their homes and have a cup of tea?
The Bible tells us that we are all born with distinct talents and gifts that set us apart from each other. A talent is something that you are born with that gives you unique skills and abilities. These things come natural to you. In fact, sometimes you wonder why other people find these same things difficult. People have even told you, “You are so good at that!” or “How do you do that so well?” This is an indicator of your God given talents.
God has given us these talents not just so we can make a living with them. He has given these to us so we can honour Him and His church with these gifts. He wants us to use these gifts for His purposes and plans.
In other words, God wants you to use your unique talents 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 with numbers or with graphic design—then find a way to translate that into a job or volunteer work for your local church. Your talents and skills are so needed and valuable to your local church.
Jesus expects us to do more than preserve what He has given for your workplace only, He expects us to generate a return by using our talents that will produce glory and honour for Him and His church. When we use the talents given to us for His purposes, not only will they give you added talents and opportunities but it will cause increase to come to your local church so more people can know about Him!
How can you put this into practice? Maybe there’s a ministry at your church that needs your skill or talent to help. If you love working on cars, volunteer to repair single mums’ cars for free. Or if you like to cook, make a meal to encourage a needy family. If you ask one of your church leaders, you’re sure to find a need you can meet with the talents God’s given you.
When you discover the talents that God has given you and you use them to glorify Him, you will experience a full life and definitely hear, ‘Well Done!”
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