Many occasions arise in our lives that give us the opportunity to give a special present or gift to friends either to show that we care, that we remember them or as a way to remind the recipient of us.
Sometimes, before we present these items, we tend to place them in a box to keep them from coming apart, and add an index card to label the “to” and “from” names…
Dear Purple Reader, it is from the foregoing I intend to support today’s piece titled unwrapping your gift.
We have all received a gift from God, there is no doubt about this. But the problem is some of us are yet to unwrap these gifts. Our gifts are still sealed with colourful wrappers and foils. Hence, they remain idle, untouched, unused and therefore have no value whatsoever. We can’t even say thank you to the giver because we have not opened them and therefore do not know the worth of the present.
This is so with our God-given gift. It’s been wrapped, sent to you with an index card that enables you to know that the gift is just meant for you, yet the gift is still waiting for you to untie.
Your gift is in equal part unique and desirable, intended to bring joy and fulfillment when put to use. God’s purpose for our lives is that we know His heart and the gift He has presented to us so we can use it for the service of one another:
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]
When you bless others and serve the Lord with the ability He has given to you, you bring glory to His name.
How then do we unwrap these gifts to serve others?
First, you’ll have to note that outside of God’s grace you will never know what is inside of that box.
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The Holy spirit of God provides the connection between our spirits and God’s secret will for our lives:
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit, the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. [1 Corinthians 2:10]
The Spirit of God is therefore the key that makes active all dormant abilities within us.
It is also pertinent to know that each gifts are not meant to be in competition with another, but to complement the other:
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. [1 Corinthians 12:4-7]
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To discover God’s purpose for your life is to know His heart.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. [Jeremiah 29:13]
In addition to listening to the Spirit is listening to your heart:
Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. [Psalms 37:4]
This simply means that when we have a relationship with God, He begins to shape our desires so that we desire the things that He has already called us unto.
Also take note of when your emotions are moved; these times can be a sign of your God-given purpose.
Consider that your purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do through you. Do not be content with being less than what God created you to be.
Ask God to help you love and discover His purpose for you more than you do.
To be continued…
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Until next time, have a nice day.