God has given us certain relationships, skills, experiences, and characteristics that He wants us to use to fulfil His purposes. He used a beauty pageant to position Esther as Queen of Persia and stop the genocide of the Jews. He used Nehemiah’s diligence as the king’s cupbearer to position him for royal favour that would lead him to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. He used David’s musical ability to give him access to the king of Israel. He used Joseph’s imprisonment and his ability to interpret dreams to save two nations from famine. He used the zeal of a mass murderer named Saul of Tarsus to spread the gospel via three missionary journeys while writing half the New Testament. And if God used them, He will use us too. And He wants to. In fact, He’s cultivating talents within us that will serve His kingdom purposes in ways we’re unaware of right now. We all have gifts that can be used for God. The Bible says, ‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.’ It may be our God-given athletic abilities or musical creativity that God uses to give us a platform to give Him praise. It may be our baking skills to show godly hospitality. It may be our administration skills and work ethic. No matter what it is, it’s a gift from God that is to be used for God. Success is doing the best we can, with what we have, where we are. It’s not based on circumstances, wealth, power, or platform. It’s not based on past experience or future potential. It’s making the most of every opportunity, in every way, every day. So today, let’s use the gifts that God has given us.
What gift has God given you? Find a way to use it to bring Him glory today.