Matt George 1

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MATT GEORGE

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

We have all been gifted with something that makes our heart beat faster and that drives us. Some have discovered this gift and others are still discovering it. Some of us may think we have already found what we are truly gifted in, and maybe you have, but sometimes God has something else for you that is totally different from what you ever could imagine. For example, we may think we’re meant for the limelight when in reality our true gifts will shine all the brighter once we move behind the scenes. We simply have to give up the tight grips we have on our lives and give them to God.

You are the only person in the world with your particular gift in your particular area with your particular social group. To not walk in your gifting is to rob the world of a spectacular gift. Maybe you are thinking that God forgot to give you one, that maybe he screwed up. That is a lie. Every follower of Jesus has been specially equipped to better God’s kingdom in his or her own unique way. Ask God to reveal your gifts to you and he will. Then walk in boldness and joy knowing that you are exactly where you need to be, doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing.

QUESTION 1. What are you gifted in? Make a list.
QUESTION 2. All gifts are from God, but what gifts do you think you have that you aren’t walking in yet?
CHALLENGE: You were made for something special. Find your gift and then ask yourself each and every day, “How can I use this gift to help others and better God’s kingdom?”