Every being came into the world with a purpose 

from God. God has gifted us all with a distinct

 set of abilities and talents.

According to Scripture, God has graciously gifted 

us all with gifts, talents, and skills that we should 

use for the common good of humanity as good 


Each of us is a unique individual 

with a meaningful purpose... 

a reason for being.

God bestows distinct gifts and talents on each of us 

so that we can live in awe of Him. May we use our 

God-given talents to reach out to people who do not

 know God... and give God the glory for our ability.

We bring God glory by utilizing our abilities. 

"When we use our gifts to serve others, 

God is glorified."

 God desires that we use our abilities and 

skills to serve and benefit others.

 God doesn’t give us anything just for our own

 benefit. After all, we’re blessed to be a blessing. 

Genesis 12:2

As faithful stewards of God's generosity, we are 

called to use our gifts to serve others.

God desires that we use our gifts 

to bless others and build His 


According to 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, the 

manifestation of the Spirit or the common 

good is given to each one. To one is given a

message of wisdom through the Spirit, to 

another a message of knowledge through the

 same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit,

 to another miraculous powers, to another 

prophecy, to another distinguishing between

 spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of

 tongues, and to still another the interpretation

 of tongues.

All of these are the work of the same Spirit, and 

God distributes them to each one as He sees fit.

When we dismiss our abilities and talents and begin

pursuing things outside of God's purpose, we are

essentially saying that what God placed within us 

was a terrible idea.

What are your true talents? 

Writing? Cooking? Motivating? 

Perhaps you've never encountered a mechanical

 problem you couldn't fix, or you're a fantastic 

mother. Perhaps you just look for ways to help

 people wherever you go.

Guess what? 

Whatever your gift or skill is...

God is behind it... 

God is at work!

But God does not bless us with abilities or skills 

so that we might become movie stars or make a lot

 of money. Yes, that may be a result. But it's much

 more than that. God desires that we glorify Him 

with those gifts! He desires that we use our abilities

 to be "good and faithful servants."

May we all become aware of what 

God has called us to be and strive

 to be the greatest at it.

Within each of us is 

wellspring of abundance and 

the seeds of opportunity.

We all have God-given gifts 

and talents ready to be 

discovered and used to serve 

and glorify God.

It’s  important for us to remember that our God-given 

talents may be so natural to us... that we do not

identify it or them as a talent or talents.

Not everyone will be a musician, singer, dancer, 

or athlete. But to be clear, that doesn’t mean that 

we have been overlooked, slighted, or our talents 

are less valuable than those of others.

Some may really enjoy teaching adults, building,

 painting, nursing, auto mechanics, shoe repair,

 technology, cooking, housekeeping, firefighting,

 organizing, listening to and encouraging other 

people, or landscaping.

Some of these may not appear to be skills and  

talents, but they are! If we enjoy doing these 

things and we are good at them, and we can use

 them to help and bless God’s people, then, it’s a 

God-given gift!


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