Made on Purpose

This is another Devo I read this morning and just wanted to share it with you!  

God shaped you for a purpose and he expects you to make the most of what you've been given. He doesn't want you to worry about or covet abilities that you don't have. Instead he wants you to focus on talents he has given you to use.

When you attempt to serve God in ways that you're not shaped to serve, it feels like forcing a square peg into a round hole. It's frustrating and produces limited results. It also wastes your time, talent, and energy.

The best use of your life is to serve God out of your shape (the gifts and abilities God has given you). To do this you must discover your shape, learn to accept and enjoy it, and then develop it to its fullest potential.

The Bible says, "Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do." (Ephesians7NLT) Don't let another day go by. Start finding out and clarifying what God intends for you to be and do.

Begin by assessing your gifts and abilities. Take a long, honest look at what you are good at and what you're not good at.

Make a list. Ask other people for their candid opinion. Tell them you're searching for the truth, not fishing for a compliment.

Ask questions like these: Where have I seen fruit in my life that other people confirmed? Where have I already been successful?

Comments

Grandma Bonnie said…
thank you for sharing this. I like the idea of asking others for an honest opinion on the matter of my talents and abilities. I stopped by from Monday Mingle. Hope you stop over for a visit.

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