Target Point, Vol. 15 of 33
Today's Verse/Thought: Unalterable Fact 2-I Have Special Gifts
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us... Romans 12:4-6
You are not the accidental evolution of pond scum. God has marvelously and uniquely fashioned you. You are special and have been given gifts by a loving God who is equipping you for a unique task.
Most people never discover their God-given gifts. In Romans we read about the seven natural or personal gifts that are given to all of us. Knowing which of these God has given you is critical to your understanding of how He wants to direct your life.
Ask God in prayer every day to help you discover your natural gifts. Sometimes our learned behavior or gifts blur our understanding of God's natural gifting in us. (You can find a natural gifts test on our web-site. Just click here. Then take a few moments to fill the test out and review your results. You will be able to obtain printable results that will also give you vocational implications. After you have completed the natural gift test, ask God to confirm the results. Look for opportunities to use your gifts. Sometimes in the exercising of your gifts God reveals His greater purpose.
Ask others what they think your gifts are and note their responses. Start with your family. Then go to those you work with, friends, neighbors and people in your church. Often others see us in ways we cannot.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Unalterable Fact 3-He Wants Me to Know