Using Talents

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All have been entrusted with God’s gifts, from the lowest and most poverty stricken to the highest and wealthiest. . . . Let none waste their God-given time in regrets that they have only one talent. Spend every moment in using the talents that you have. They are the Lord’s, to be returned to Him. It is not your own property you are handling, but the Lord’s. – Lift Him Up, p 366.6

It can be very easy to look at other people and think that they have had the breaks in life, or that they are more gifted.

“Things always seem so easy for her.  She never seems like she has to struggle at this like I do.”

“I don’t know if I can ever be really good at this.  I don’t think I have all the skills that I really need.  I must have missed opportunities along the way somehow.”

Whatever the situation is that we find ourselves in, God isn’t asking us to compare ourselves to other people or bemoan the abilities that we do or do not have.  God wants us to make the most of what we have.  By using the abilities and talents that we have, God can make them grow.

Even if our skills seem insignificant, let’s use them and become strong with what we do have.  We aren’t responsible only to ourselves for our abilities, but to God.  He’s given to everyone a different combination of abilities, and He wants to see us reach our potential.  I think that the potential that God can enable us to reach is much higher than what we initially think.

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