Gifts from God

We were all created for a purpose, set here in this time, this place for a special reason.

The saying “if everybody’s special nobody’s special” isn’t actually true. We are all unique in the way that God had planned. We’re each a different part of the body. “But now are they many members, yet but one body.” (1 Cor 12:20)

When God commands us, through his word, he also gives us the strength and tools to accomplish exactly what he told us to do.  Each of us are equipped with God-given unique abilities. “Now there are diversity of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administration, but the same LORD. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God that worketh all in all.” (1 Cor 12:4-6)

I’m afraid that, from what I see, Christians have a very hard time getting along together or working together unless their standards, rules, lifestyles and minor doctrines match exactly. Which, if that’s what you’re looking for than you might as well give up.

Christ set specific standards follow his, not mans.

We were created like a puzzle, our differences are the notches that help us fit together to finish the product. A negative magnet and another negative don’t go together. But a negative and positive do. A husband and wife are opposite sex but make the best partnership in life.

In a story you have a bad-guy, a hero, good and evil, all are very different but work together to make a perfect story.

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues; but all these worketh that one and selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” (1 Cor 12:8-11)

Some have the gift of speech, some have the gift of silent service, both can work together to extend the Kingdom of God. Some are writers, some singers, some farmers, some business men, some lawyers and some politicians.

But in every area of life, in every part of our day we are to take dominion over all. Whether food and drink, or work and play. There is not one area of any life that should not be subject to Christ. In movies, in music and in literature God has commanded that we take dominion.

So use your gifts wisely. Use them to the glory of God, don’t hide in the crevice of the rock “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7)

So be bold, use your gifts for him. Hands were made to work, minds were made to think, eyes were made to see, ears were made to hear, gifts were made to use.

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