Thursday, July 24, 2014

Duct Tape?

1 Corinthians 3:7 - 9 (GNT) - "The one who plants and the one who waters really do not matter. It is God who matters, because he makes the plant grow. There is no difference between the one who plants and the one who waters; God will reward each one according to the work each has done. For we are partners working together for God, and you are God's field. You are also God's building."

Do you ever feel like duct tape? You wind up doing all sorts of tasks, but you never really feel like you know what it is that God wants you to do?

Paul told the Corinthian church that God has created each of us with specific roles in His kingdom. He then supplies us with the talents and gifts to achieve what He has designed us for. So, how do I narrow down what He has called me to do?

Take some time to ponder what ways you most impact other people. I had a friend who used to say after thinking on this - "I know what God has called me to be - the hangnail of the Body." He always seemed to manage to  irritate others. I can guarantee you - God does not create "hangnails."

Ask yourself some questions today - where do you find the most pleasure in serving God? Who do you most like to be around? What skills do you know you possess? What gives you energy to do? Answers to some of these questions can often define the direction that God has called you to.

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