I’m sure we all want to our friends and family, and ourselves, to have happy and healthy lives. Unfortunately much of what happens in our life is out with our control, so we need to find ways of coping, or dare I say, surviving life.
This post is part of a series in which I’ll provide a few suggestions on how to improve your life, ones which have been found to work for many over the years.
Today’s suggestion is use your gifts from God, or you may lose them.
God has generously given each of us unique gifts and talents. He has given them to us for a reason…to use them in His work.
Since our gifts vary depending on the grace poured out on each of us, it is important that we exercise the gifts we have been given. If prophecy is your gift, then speak as a prophet according to your proportion of faith. If service is your gift, then serve well. If teaching is your gift, then teach well. If you have been given a voice of encouragement, then use it often. If giving is your gift, then be generous. If leading, then be eager to get started. If sharing God’s mercy, then be cheerful in sharing it.Romans 12:6-8 (The Voice)
If you don’t your gifts will not grow, instead they will diminish until you lose them completely. Use your spiritual gifts from God to help spread God’s message, and live like Christ.