Grace Given Gifts 11.17.17

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show¬† mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-7

A lot of people, especially women, think they have to do it all – be a superstar at work, homeroom mom, sexy spouse, available friend, devoted daughter, fun sister, greeter, child care worker, and prayer team at church, small group leader… the list goes on and on. While we are called to do our best (Colossians 3:23-24), we aren’t called to do everything. I tend to be the person that always signs up for whatever the task or committee may be, only to get completely overwhelmed by my 15 other committees and resigning from them all. Right now, I am in a period of minimal commitments and am trying to be prayerful and intentional with my time as we move into the new year.

God has given you specific gifts according to His grace. If you don’t know what they are pray about it and ask other people. A lot of time it is easier for others to see our gifts than it is for us to see our own. Once you figure out your gifts, be intentional in using them. Don’t beat yourself up over not doing it all. It is impossible to do everything and to do it well. God gave you your gifts for a reason, to glorify Him. Isn’t that all that really matters anyway?

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