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Monday, January 25, 2016

True Significance Comes From Serving

In review of 1 Peter 4:10 it says, “Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.”

Bottom Line:
Each has received a gift to use to serve others. Use your gift to pass on God’s blessings.

What this means to me:
I have received gifts from God. These are to be used to serve others. As a faithful steward I am to use them to pass on God’s blessings.

Typically our culture tends to see significance as some form of status. However what I’m learning is that significance does not come from things. True significance will come when I serve and go good to other people.

Significance comes when you start thinking about other people more than yourself and you give your life away. Significance comes from service. I cannot be selfish and significant at the same time.

I reminded this morning in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others” (NCV).

I’m learning that any talents I’ve been given are not for my benefit. God has given them to me for the benefit of those around you. I’m shaped for significance, and I’ll find that significance by using my gifts and talents and abilities to serve others.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help. If two lie down together, they will be warm, but a person alone will not be warm. An enemy might defeat one person, but two people together can defend themselves; a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break” (NCV).

Also, I’m learning that I’m not meant to serve God by myself. Rather, I’m meant to serve God on a team. I’m meant to serve God in a family, in a small group, in a church. I’m meant to serve God in relationship.

In summary, I have received gifts from God. These are to be used to serve others. As a faithful steward I am to use them to pass on God’s blessings.

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