In a palace you find many kinds of containers and tableware for many different uses. Some are beautifully inlaid with gold or silver, but some are made of wood or earthenware; some of them are used for banquets and special occasions, and some for everyday use. 2 Timothy 2:20 Passion Translation
I heard someone singing with such a beautiful voice and I wondered why her gift wasn’t being used. What a shame, I thought, my voice sounds like fingers on a chalkboard compared to hers.
Then I heard a voice say, “The deceiver comes to convince people that they have no gift, that their gift isn’t good enough, pretty enough. He even convinces them they have no talent at all until they place the gift upon a shelf or only use it for themselves.
“He makes them ‘shy’ so they say, ‘Oh no thank you, I’m not good enough.’ They refuse out of fear, self deprivation and just plain selfishness. I gave them a gift so that My plans and purposes could come in the earth. When you bless Me with your gift by using it as an offering, even if it’s not perfect in your ears, it is perfect in Mine.”
Don’t let Satan steal your gift. The world needs what you have inside of you. If it’s dancing, dance. If it’s singing, sing. If it’s laughing, laugh. If it’s cooking, cook. If it’s writing, write. We’re all part of His palace and each one of us has our uses. I can’t be you and you can’t be me, but we need each other.
Father, I humbly offer my old gift to you. May it be sweet to Your ears and bring glory to You. For all the other gifts I hold, may I not discount them based on my abilities, but Yours. It’s faith in You that allows me to be successful in all I do. As I discover these gifts, may I open them up and ask you for instructions so they may bless you and others. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Love Your Gift!