Today we heard a message on the 3 managers who each received a sum of money to invest while the boss was away. During the sermon, the preacher used this story of a 9 year old Amira, who went on to win the 1013 Dutch Talent show. And wow, can this girl sing. Like our preacher, I was more than a little jealous. Why is it that some people get freaky gifts and abilities like this 9 year old girl to teach herself to sing, while watching utube video’s; and others like myself, whose shower turns itself off.
And that is the point. We are not to look at others and wish we were like them. Instead, we are to look to God, and ask him to help us to be all he has made us to be. What are our own gifts, talents, abilities that make us who we are. Are we using them to the best of our ability. Do we stretch ourselves through pressing into God, and asking him to equip and anoint us to use those gifts and talents for his glory.
As our preacher said, this subject isn’t a subject he often thinks about; but, because its in Scripture, indeed we should think about it. What are the gifts, talents and abilities that makes you, you! What are the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given us, that he wants us to put to use for his service and glory?
It’s a big question, and one that made me seriously stop, and reflect and make some notes about my own: Gifts, talents and abilities. And what am I doing to put them into action? Ouch!