Do you recognize how special you are? Are you aware of your gifts and your unique qualities? So often, we do more self criticism than we do acknowledgment of our value and worth. God created each one of us in a very special way. We all have something different that is precious to this world. Why is it so hard for us to see ourselves in that precious way? Why do we compare and compete with worldly standards? Society attempts to create a mold…that pushes the world into attempting to fit into that unrealistic image. God’s Word says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ROMANS 12:2 God has given each one of us an opportunity to use the unique gifts He gave us…to glorify Him through our lives. Are you able to recognize the gifts you have been given? Our gifts aren’t necessarily obvious talents such as art, singing, or playing music. Many times our gifts are powerful in humble and subtle ways. Are you an encourager? Do you have the ability to listen intently without opinion or judgment? Are you a caretaker…nurturing and gentle in action? Do you love to teach, speak, or serve? We all have something special we are good at. Tap into that passion and begin to recognize your value. What are you doing with your gifts? Ask Jesus to guide you and show you how to recognize and use your gifts. We all have a purpose. Allow your life to be filled with your unique passions…which will glorify God and bring light to this world.
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-7
God is with us.