1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)
10 God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 11 Are you called to be a speaker? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory in everything through Jesus Christ. All glory and power belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
Have you ever asked the question: God what do you want from me? He wants our love. We miss that at times because we feel we have received gifts and we miss why. His desire is for others to come to know Him through us and the relationship we have with Him. Do you use your gifts from Him?
God wants to flow through us. When we allow Him to flow through us we are emptying ourselves so He can continue to pour into us and through us. We have gifts from Him so that we can share them. Now the key is to always share your gift for His glory. Even though you might think your gift is small when He flows through you it is powerful. He can change lives through you, but you have to be willing to serve and share. Sometimes your gift may impact one person in a one on one situation. Your gift may next time include others for you to join with as God puts all of the pieces together.
Either way always do these three things:
- Thank Him for His gift to you.
- Thank Him for entrusting you with His gift.
- Pray for Him to show you how to share His blessing for Him to get all the glory!