With All Your Heart

Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)

 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

       So many times we see people who have God given talents and either never use them or give up.  We are so used to trying to get people to notice yet that is not where we should focus.  We need to do all we do for the Lord because He is the One who blessed us with our gift.  When we listen to people we put our expectations and then to receive their expectations.  We should only pray and receive God’s expectations.

We have all been guilty of criticizing or not sharing how much others gifts help us.  We sometimes try to compare a person to someone with more experience.  We have to realize each person is unique with unique gifts that God blesses them with for His purpose.  When they share for Him we need to share a thank you, a compliment, or an encouragement so they will grow in using their gift.

We all love to be praised, but we need to realize Who deserves all the praise and that is Jesus.  So the next time you go to use your gift do it with all your heart for the Lord and give Him all the glory.