It appears that our society is becoming more and more self-absorbed. The fact that “selfie” has become an actual word is telling enough. But what if all this selfishness was exactly what was keeping us away from living out our purpose or reaching our potential? Wouldn’t that be ironic? To be so focused on ourselves that we prevent ourselves from becoming who we are meant to be?
You see, the Bible tells us that we all have God-given talents and gifts that we are destined to use for Him. Many have an early discovery of their talents (playing the piano, sports, painting, singing, etc.), but some it takes longer and our gifts are revealed while we are living for Him. We could use them for the things that you want, but unless we are using them for God, we will not reach our full potential.
The important thing to remember is that God achieves the mightiest things through the humble at heart (not the self-absorbed). He has a path for us, we just need to get out of our own way and follow Him.
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:25-31 KJV
Tell me what you think of this blog? How are you using your talents and gifts today?