Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
I wonder how many of us have spent a lot of time thinking and worrying about what our God given “gift(s)” are? There is a lot of emphasis on discovering our spiritual gifts and using them for the Lord. I know I have sought after things thinking, “Maybe this is my gift.” all the while knowing it wasn’t. Still I felt like I needed to be busy doing something because well, that’s what Christians do.
We want to be useful. I believe it’s a Godly desire to seek after what it is we are here for. After all, Adam was put into the Garden of Eden and immediately given the task of filling the earth and ruling over of every living creature. (Gen 1:28). So it’s no wonder we need a job of some sort.
Dabbling in different areas of ministry or different skills helps us grow but if we’re not careful, we may not get quiet enough to let God whisper in our ear and let us know what route He wants us to take. I’m not a girl that believes in chance. I know when God wants to show me something, He tells me repeatedly in different ways. One of my very favorite things is when He gives me confirmation over and over again that I’m on the right track. I love marveling at His guidance. I have to wonder if He isn’t up there chuckling as He watches my face light up as I realize what each “coincidence” really means. Don’t you think it tickles Him to bless us?
Are you struggling with what your gift is? Are you still looking for it? Take heart, God’s pretty obvious when He shows you what that gift is going to be. Have you been quiet enough to hear Him whisper into your heart? Have you prayed for an answer? If you really can’t come up with a gift, ask someone you trust. What do they see as a strong quality that you possess. We all have them. Stop chasing after everything and try to focus on how you can use your strongest gift for His glory. He’ll take it the rest of the way.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matt 6:26