Every being entered into the world with a God-given
purpose. Each of us is blessed to have a unique set of
skills and talents, given to us by God.
According to Scripture, God has graciously blessed each
of us with gifts, talents, and skills that we, as good
stewards, should employ for the common good of
Each of us are unique individual personalities
with a true purpose… a reason for being.
God gives us all special gifts and talents so we can
live in every respect for Him. May we use our
God-given abilities to reach those who don't know
God... and give God the credit for our talents.
The way we bring glory to God is by using our talent.
"God is glorified when we use our abilities
to serve others."
God wants us to use our talents and skills for
the benefit of others.
God doesn’t give us anything just for our own
benefit. After all, we’re blessed to be a blessing.
We are called to use our gifts to serve others as
faithful stewards of God’s grace.
God wants us to use our talents
for Him to bless others and build
According to1 Corinthians 12:7-11,
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is
given or the common good. To one there is given
through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another
a message of knowledge by means of the same
Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to
another gifts of healing by that one 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 these are the work of one and the same Spirit,
and God distributes them to each one, just as He
When we brush our gifts and talents aside and begin
pursuing things outside of God's will... we are
basically saying that what God placed within us
was nothing short of a bad investment.
What are you really good at?
Writing? Cooking? Motivating? Maybe you’ve
never met a mechanical problem you couldn’t repair,
or you’re an amazing mom. Perhaps you just find
opportunities to help people wherever you go.
Whatever your talent or skill is, guess what?
God’s behind it!
But God doesn’t bless us with talents or skills so
we can become movie stars or earn a ton of cash.
Yes, that can be a result of it. But it’s so much bigger
than that. God wants us to honor Him with those
gifts! He wants us to be “good and faithful servants”
with our talents.
May we all come to know what God
has called us to be, and become the
best that we can be at it.
Within each of us lies a
wellspring of abundance
and the seeds of opportunity.
We all have within us...
waiting to be discovered
and used to glorify God.
May we open the floodgates and allow our soul's
blueprint to soar and not allow the cemetery to become
the warehouse for all of our unfulfilled potential!
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 let's be clear... that doesn’t mean
that we have been slighted or our talent is less
important than someone else’s.
Some may really enjoy teaching adults, building, painting,
nursing, auto mechanics, shoe repair, technology, cooking,
housekeeping, firefighting, organizing,
listening to and encouraging other people,
Some of these may not sound
like 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 talent!