The Lord doesn’t give us gifts to hoard to ourselves for our own pleasure in total disregard to Him and to the world around us. He gives us gifts to be used to love, worship, and glorify Him and to help others find and follow Him. In the process, we are blessed, yes. But the purpose of His gifts to us isn’t about us. It’s about Him! Friend, are you using the gifts He has given you for self or Christ? For you or others? Have you devoted yourself to Jesus and dedicated your gifts to Him in the process?
The Lord gives His followers spiritual gifts, physical gifts, dreams, purpose, calling, skills, talents, wisdom, desires, areas of expertise, etc., and it is our responsibility to place our hearts and lives – gifts included – in His loving almighty hands, to seek His will, and to use our gifts to love Him with all our hearts and others as ourselves.
Dedicate your life to Him – gifts included – and watch what He will do! Praise the Lord!
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:” 1 Cor. 12:4-7