I have recently moved into a new house and was today feeding the fish we have inherited in our pond. As they were swimming around it got me to thinking about Jesus feeding the five thousand with just five loaves and two fishes. So what that got me reflecting on is that Jesus can take something relatively small and magnify it beyond belief. So despite me sometimes feeling I have not got much to give, actually what I have got to give is enough, God can take whatever gifts I have and multiply them to something great.
I then read 1 Peter 4
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
God wants us to use our gifts, to do his work, we just need to recognise what our gifts are and be open to his calling to use them for God.
Talents, God given gifts to benefit others, perhaps you don’t realise what you have, feel it’s insignificant, insufficient for God to use, not big enough to make the news but here’s the catch, God made you and invested in you, he deserves a return on his investment, you do him a disservice to leave it untapped, unwrapped as the day it was gifted to you.
Talents, God given opportunities, God given ability, don’t let them lie dormant, God gave you the ability, he gives you the opportunity to use it for him, no matter how small or ordinary the chance to serve, stay strong, don’t swerve in your faith, seek out the bigger picture, you will be richer through answering God’s call, use your gift however small.
Talents, manage the gifts God gave to you, don’t solely look at what you do, but think, what could I have done and didn’t, what part of me remains hidden, using your God given gift matters, God is working on your character, treat it as an adventure, God will never give you more than you can handle, his love for you is ample, so stick at it, admit it, God has given you a special gift, asks you to persist in listening to his requests, doing what you do best, using your unique and personal talents so sit up, listen and accept the challenge.