1 Corinthians 4:7

For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

You can learn a lot from spending time with kids! When kids get ahold of something, it is automatically theirs and a lot of times there is no convincing them otherwise. So many times I have given a child a toy or object to play with and when I’d ask them to share it with me later their response would be “No! It’s mine!” when in reality it wasn’t theirs but something I had given them to use temporarily.

How often do you do the same thing with the gifts God has given you? Whether it is your belongings, your talents, your passions, or your time, it has all been given to you. All of these are gifts meant to be used for a greater purpose. Picture a child given a building block that is meant to be used to build a castle. Your gifts from the Lord are building blocks to be used to help advance his Kingdom here on earth!

Everyone has been given a unique set of gifts. Yours are valuable, so use them wisely! Don’t hold onto them so tight that you are not allowing God to use them for his glory. Scripture says that every good gift is from God; as his children we have the opportunity to use those gifts for something greater than ourselves!

QUESTION 1. What gifts do you have that can be used to do the work of God?
QUESTION 2. In what areas in your life have you been taking all the credit for your abilities or relying on your own strength rather than the Lord’s?
CHALLENGE: Make a list of all the things you are good at and all you enjoy doing. Find ways to use those things for God’s glory this week!
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