What are you doing with your 'God given gifts'?
God has given all of us gifts. Sometimes we call them talents. Nothing is small if God accepts it (Teresa of Avila).
When you serve the Lord with the ability He has given you, you bring glory to His name and blessing to his people.
Frankly speaking, this alone should be enough to prompt us to use our gifts.
The Holy Spirit moves us to walk in the will of God. Several of you may have witnessed an urge to start using the gifts and abilities God has given you more. Be it writing, encouraging, singing, witnessing, whatever it is. God gifts us all.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly. Romans 12:6 (NASB)
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God?s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
Notice the bible talks about 'us exercising the gifts' or 'using them to serve others'.
Some things matter more than others. If you resist the urge that God is placing upon your heart to make full use of the gifts and calling He has given you; others will pay the price of not receiving that which you were given to bless them. Read 1 Peter 4:10 again.
Your refusal to use your God given gift will be questioned by God on the judgement day.
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Romans 14:12
We all have our excuses for not doing the right thing at the right time. The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow (Norwegian proverb).
The problem is, tomorrows never run out - until it is too late.
What are you doing with the gifts God has given you? Remember:
Jesus will judge us not only for what we did, but also for what we could have done and didn?t (George Otis).
Some things matter more than others. Using your God given gifts matter.