Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
We are all blessed with gifts from the Lord on high. They come to us in various formats both spiritual and natural gifts. For instance I have diverse spiritual gifts, but one of them is the gift of exhortation. This spiritual gift is to encourage, comfort, console, and counsel others to be the best that they can be and to be all that the Lord has called them to be. "If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully." Romans 12:8.
Alternatively, my natural gift is to write. This is something that I enjoy as well as the other gifts I have been endowed with. Yet, regardless if the gift is spiritual or natural I understand that it is nothing that I can do of my own accord. It is given to me from the Lord and it is because of Him that I am able to accomplish what I can.
Oftentimes, I am made aware of this stark reality when I fail to do some of the most simple things with the ease that I believe I can. It is in these times that I have to rely fully on the Lord to accomplish what I should be able to do. Yet, I also understand that in these times I usually am weak for one of two reasons. One, the Lord is working to make my spirit humble so that I never become arrogant and boastful in the things that He is doing in my life. They are gentle reminders that He is in control and He is the one operating inside of me. The second reason, is so that He can get the glory in a specific situation so that no one will doubt it was the Lord who did it through me.
I often find myself becoming more and more humble as I reflect on how He uses the gifts in me and what He has brought me through.
What gifts are you thanking the Lord for on this week? Remember it is nothing that you are doing of your own accord. He is the giver of all the beautiful gifts in your life. It's been another Motivational Monday Moment and I want to hear from you. Drop your comments below, friends. :)
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