This is going to be very short and sweet.
An elder in Church blessed me with a great book about the Father’s gifts, once I finish reading that, I will be posting some more updates for you. However, today I want to briefly touch on certain things.
Does everyone have a gift, you may ask?
Yes you do! 1 Corinthians 7:7 says that each man has his own gift from God. One has this, another has that. There is no shortage. Forget what they may have told you when you were young or what they are saying now. You have a gift! It is not even a prayer point; it is a statement of fact!
Must my gift be used in the Kingdom?
I would say some should be used in the Kingdom. For example, the gift of singing. Why not sing Godly music and not worldly music? Glorify the one who gave you the voice and bring honour to His name and Kingdom. You may not do it in the Church but you could do it out in the world; all the same…glorify Him.
However, some people have gifts such as organisation, your’s specifically may be events. You may decide to work as the events officer of your Church full time or volunteer at a few events. Another person may start up their own business and make a tonne of money and donate the proceeds to Church. They are all great examples of giving to the Kingdom by using your God given gift. One does this by working in the Church, one works in the world and gathers large sums, and makes his business a financial pillar in the Lord’s house.
A great example is John Grisham; a New York Times bestselling author many times over. He is also an attorney. He is best known for his popular legal thrillers such as “A Time to Kill”. He began writing in 1984, and had his first novel “A Time To Kill” published in June 1989. As of 2008, his books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, and he is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing.
Did you know John Grisham is a Christian? As rich and accomplished as he is, he and his wife together teach Sunday School every Sunday. He is a prolific writer and an intelligent man, very gifted! But he didn’t limit his talent to Church, he didn’t just stay in Church but he went out into the world and wrote a series of creative novels and today he is one of the richest men in the world. However, a huge portion of his income is donated to the Church and to missionary trips and he still uses his gift by teaching young children and imparting the knowledge he has on missionary trips. That is a great example of someone who maximised his gift by going out into the world, though he didn’t neglect his faith.
Many times, God doesn’t want us to keep our gifts within the four corners of our Church; talk less of your home. He wants you to go out and use it, make a career and business out of it. Your gift is the very thing that could lead to your breakthrough and make you a renown person and enable you to use your status to lead people to Christ. Many people still believe they must limit it to their Church. Let’s take a leaf out of John Grisham’s book and be determined to discover your gift, use it in the Kingdom, develop it, practise and perfect it and take it out to the world. And as a result, you could make a huge success out of it and have a huge platform to witness for Christ and lead thousands and millions to him.
Enlargen your mind! We are not bound by our homes, streets or towns. The world is your oyster. Make good use of your gift! I challenge you to take a huge leap of faith and share your gift with the world. You could start with family then friends, then Church, then your community, city, country and then the world.
A wise man once said….”Go to the grave with not one bit of talent left in you. Use all of your gifts and talents to their maximum whilst alive. I pray this blesses and inspires someone to use and share their gift. AMEN. God bless you.