A man’s gift makes room for him And brings him before great men. Proverbs 18:16 NKJV
My family and I started attending a new church. The Pastor and I became friends. Our wives also became friends. My friend quoted this verse to me one day. He wanted me to know God reveals a person’s spiritual gifts and how we should serve the Body of Christ!
We should all serve God by serving His people. When we step out in faith we should not step out ahead of the Holy Spirit. I have seen people who are so anxious to serve it causes division in the Body of Christ instead of brining glory to God!
If God has a purpose and a plan for you that includes full time ministry wait for Him. If God has given you a vision for leading, teaching or serving in a specific way He will open the doors in His perfect time.
God knows the plans He has in store for you. The Lord is more than capable of accomplishing His good and perfect plan for your life. Jesus does not need your help. Jesus is God! You are His servant!
I am the type of person that jumps in with both feet. I dive into tasks with gusto. There is not a lukewarm bone in my body. I am either hot or cold. The Lord gave me the gift of enthusiasm. Every gift God gives us has a flip side to it.
I get excited very easily therefore I can look before I leap. I can jump into something without fully considering the end of the matter. I run either hot or cold therefore when I am not hot I can be very cold.
The way for us to avoid stepping out ahead of the Holy Spirit is to turn to God for guidance. We should seek the Lord before we jump in with both feet. God is more than able to show us how and when He wants us to step out in faith.
God gave you gifts and talents that are unique and special. Jesus wants you to use your gifts and talents to bless His people. Jesus wants you to use them to serve His people!
You will be blessed when you use your gifts according to God’s perfect will!
My friend encouraged me to keep sending out these messages. He encouraged me to share the Word of God with people. My former pastor encouraged me to share the things God was doing in my life with other people. God is still enabling me to speak for Him!
God will reveal gifts and talents you did not even know He has given you! He will reveal them in His perfect time!
Wait for the Lord. Trust God to give you your marching orders. When you do receive your marching orders jump right in with both feet. Serve Jesus with the gifts and talents God entrusted to you!
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