Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 6:5, Hebrews 2:10, Psalm 24:1
The increased numbers at the prophets’ school made it necessary to build a larger facility. The scarcity of tools made it necessary for one man to borrow an ax so he could help with the expansion process.
Everything we have is borrowed. One well-known radio talk-show host, Rush Limbaugh, describes his unique abilities as “talent on loan from God.” This is truer than he thinks. The Psalmist said, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psa. 24:1). We don’t own what God has given us. We are merely managers of what is His. Our responsibility is to know how to best use what He has loaned us.
Each of us is uniquely gifted. The key is to understand our distinct talents and use them to the fullest capacity. Today, numerous assessments are available to help us discover our gifts and strengths. These are valuable tools. However, once our gifts are discovered, we need to be careful not to rely more on our abilities than on the One Who enabled us. Acknowledging the Who (the gift-giver) before the what (the gift) will give us an appropriate attitude about the work.
- What special talents has the Lord given you? How are you using them for His glory?
- If you are not aware of any special gifts you have, how can you discover what they are?