30/30 Challenge: Day 26

women's devotional bible #3030challenge

They say Jesus is the Great Equalizer. He’ll take anyone from anywhere regardless of what they’ve done, what they’re doing, and what they’re gonna do. He’s great like that.

Equality in that sense is just peachy. Equality in regards to sameness, not so much. Because we’re all different! Am I the only one who imagines a rainbow with phrases like that? Diversity, weeee!

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;  if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:6-8)

“If it is writing stuff on the internet, then blog,” I think is a fair takeaway. Notice the words: in accordance with your faith. Like the icky fine print on a cell phone contract.

When I first signed up at WordPress, I remember thinking, “God, my talents are computers and writing. I think blogging is where You’re directing me. But who am I to be writing on faith and Christianity? I’m not a minister. I’m not even that good a Christian!”

So I blogged about a variety of things. A smorgasbord of my interests. I posted every now again about my spiritual journey but that wasn’t my blog niche.

Now here it is a little over two months after my first real post– I’m still amazed at the way things have unfolded.

As I type this, I imagine God sitting on His throne in Heaven rolling His Divine eyes saying, “I told her so!” Looking over at His angels saying, “Y’all were there, remember. Didn’t I tell her?”

Us humans… We’re always second-guessing something, aren’t we?

  • Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
  • For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

This Bible study made me realize that I can choose to use the gifts God gave me for anything I want. I might be successful. I might fall flat on my face.

But if what I want is what He wants, then success is inevitable.

*Rae

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10 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 26

  1. That’s right. It’s God working through man that brings change and establishment of his ways back to earth. Use your gifts for his kingdom. Keep gaining understanding!

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  2. I personally THANK the Lord for this reminder regarding the use of the gifts He’s given us. A good Pastor/friend of mine back in Chicago helped me to understand the significance of using that which is already in my hands (read Exodus 4:2-3 and beyond). God taught me this lesson through how He instructed Moses. The Lord even confirmed that this was the message for me when another friend shared a DVD of TD Jakes actually teaching the same message.

    Once we begin to utilize these gifts, we soon understand this:
    Proverbs 18:16 (KJV) “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Inevitable success.

    So, yes, He told us (LOL), and He keeps telling us everyday…to just TRUST Him. 🙂

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  3. I’ve thought this too Rae “But who am I to be writing on faith and Christianity? I’m not a minister. I’m not even that good a Christian!”

    I love Eph 2:10.

    God certainly qualifies doesn’t he?! Great work new friend.

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  4. When I was new in the Lord, my pastor asked us to pray that the gifts of the Lord would be revealed and stirred up in people. I was busy praying for everybody else not knowing my gift would be revealed to me. When I found out what it was–evangelizing, I told the Lord I know He wanted me to teach. I was too shy to be an evangelist. I soon accepted this calling, and the Lord did what His Word said He would do. He equipped and me and gave me the scriptural knowledge I needed to be effective for the kingdom of God. He is amazing!

    We never have to lean our abilities because He is the ability! Praise the Lord!

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