Romans 12:6, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
God will reveal His gifts and talents in your life as you seek His will for your life. You were created in the image of God with special abilities that make you a “one-of-kind.” Sometimes we may doubt ourselves, but as the ole’ saying goes, “God doesn’t make no junk!” Psalm 139:14 boldly states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Some people may think that just because they don’t see their talents that they don’t have any. However, many times our talents are hidden like buried treasure waiting to be discovered. For example, I never knew I had the God-given gift to write until I went to Bible College and discovered my talent to express myself in writing.
For others like my Dad, they don’t find great success in their business field until later in life- his last ten years of working were his most successful! As a result, all of us should be open to God leading us to places in life where we are stretched and forced to find things in ourselves that we never thought we there.
At the same time, the gifts and talents we have that may obvious to us should be given to God so they can be excelled in and used for His glory. Just because playing basketball came natural to Michael Jordon didn’t mean he could miss practice or take all the credit. He had to practice his talent to be the best he could be and if he was humble, he would give credit to His Creator because he wouldn’t have a leg to stand on if God hadn’t made him!
Therefore, ask God to show you your special talents and abilities in life and place them in His hands so you can be the best you possible. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him,” Colossians 3:17.
- Pray and ask God to reveal some of your talents and gifts that He has given you for this time in your life.
- Give all your talents to God and to practice.
- Whenever you succeed in life give all the glory (credit) to God!