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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Understanding My Destiny

In summary of 1 Peter 4:10 and Romans 14:12 it says, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another,” and “Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.”

Bottom Line:
We receive gifts from God.  As good stewards, we are to use it to serve others. Every one of us, then, will have to give an account to God.

What this means to me:
God has given me special gifts, and I am to be a good steward of what he has provided.  I am to use it to serve others.  In getting a better grasp of what God created me for (my destiny), I must recognize and understand the gifts God has given me.  These are my “SHAPE” or my spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality and experiences.  They even include things I couldn’t control, such as my; parents, nationality, race, and my language. These are the things that make me “uniquely” me.  I will not responsible for gifts God didn't give me, i.e since I’m not artistically gifted, I’m not expected to paint pictures like Rembrandt.  However, I will be responsible for the ones God did give me.  When I get to heaven, I will give an account to God.  God isn't going to compare me with anyone else, but instead will compare me with me only.  The question will be, what did I do with what what I was given?  What could I have done if I had trusted God a little bit more?  I think the biggest fear would be that God will show me what impact I could have had if I had fully trusted him with my life.  God has given me gifts for a purpose. So the question for today and for the rest of my life is, “have I been been a good steward of those gifts - using them not for selfish uses, but for the good of others. My gifts are not for my benefit, but rather gifts God gave me for the benefit of other people. In summary, what has God given me to use for good?  I must strive to be good manager (steward) of the gifts God has given me.  In all I do, I need to show and reveal God’s glory in all I do.