By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia
Each and every one of us has a gift.
Some of us are outstanding public speakers, others are exceptional leaders.
Maybe you’re good at working with your hands, or maybe you’re great with kids.
Whatever it is, our gifts are just that. Gifts!
They were given to us by God to be used for his glory.
If, in the using of our gifts, we fail to glorify God, we are misusing them.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
My wife got me this awesome Back to the Future t-shirt for Christmas this past year. I love it! (I’m not just saying that because she’ll read this. It’s a pretty sweet shirt). Every time she sees me put it on, she smiles. It brings her joy to see that I enjoy and use something that she gave me.
But what if I buried that shirt in the bottom of my drawer? What if I never wore it? What if I cut it into pieces and used the scraps to clean my car?
How would she feel then?
I think that the same thing is true of God.
When we use the gift that we were given for His glory it brings God joy.
On the other hand, failing to use our gifts or misusing them falls short in honoring God.
What are your gifts?
What are you doing with them?
Parents: Help your child locate their gifts and talents. Brainstorm ideas on how they use them to bring glory to God.