I'm glad you're different...

If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you know that we have all been given a gift. Some of us more than one. But, we are all here on the Earth because there is a problem that we are intended to solve.

We should ask, "God what is it that you are trying to accomplish?" Instead of, "What will make the most money?"

We should ask, "God how do I fit into your plan?" Instead of, "What do my parents or others see for me?"

We should ask, "What was my natural talent or gift when I was a child?" Instead of, "What do I see someone else doing that looks cool or gives them notoriety?"

We're all different, and that's intentional
Many times "the thing" that is burdening your heart is what you were made for. This is the unique ability that God has given you to do His perfect will. We all have them. They are all different—and that's on purpose! The Bible says, "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them." 1 Corinthians 12:4

We've been given gifts to help each other
We are not given these unique abilities to help others and not only ourselves. Think of it this way, God has given each of us a small piece of Him to use in the world for His purpose. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says,"A spiritual gift is given to each of us so that we can help each other."

We didn't choose our gift
Sometimes, we don't want our gift. We want to pursue something that we perceive as more glamorous or more important. We've seen someone else exhibit something that we covet. We want people to see us and to love us. But, what we fail to understand is that if we focus on our God-given gift, we will not fulfill the perfect will of God. Moreover, the byproduct is that we will find even greater fulfillment than the frustration we would find pursuing what is truly not for us. 1 Corinthians 12:11 says, "It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have."

When you don't use your gift or you misplace your gift—we all suffer. We need you to survive. We are looking forward to seeing the ways that God is going to use you as we go forward. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

With love,